Thursday, November 20, 2014

Why u no format SQL SQL Server Management Studio

Microsoft probably just loves developers but not DBAs because I find it amazing that the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) doesn't have a format SQL thing. It has the other stuff like Upper or lower case text, indent, undent, comment and uncomment BUT no freakin' format SQL. That is bullshit.

Of course, you could argue that I should buy some of those 1000 dollar plugins like Redgate SQL Prompt but that seems excessive. I just need to format SQL. That's it.

So after googling a bit on this I was able to find PoorSQL which a not only a website that formats SQL but is also a plugin in for SSMS and Visual Studio. Amazingly, it's also a open-source and free.