The External Tools needs better macro replacements or additional tokens and output redirection.
The External Tools needs better macro replacements or additional tokens and other output redirection.
In SSMS, the external tools provide the same macros that Visual Studio has (Item Path, Project Directory, Solution File, etc). These aren't very useful for SQL server tools.
A better set would be things like "Current Connection String", "Current Db Name". etc. that can be used to hand off to powershell scripts or other custom tooling.
An option to redirect the output to the current query window, current query results window, or new query window would also be good. There is little use in having it emit to another output window, when there are existing output windows..