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  1. Removing dependency of MDS on SilverLight.

    Removing dependency of MDS on SilverLight.
    This dependency is preventing MDS from being used outside of POCs.

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    • Database diagrams on new release 18 not work

      I installed SSMS 18.0 and cannot find Database diagrams folder. It is just missing. Where is the problem?

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      • dont remove debugging from ssms 18.0

        what is ssms:

        SSMS is an integrated environment for managing any SQL infrastructure, from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database. SSMS provides tools to configure, monitor, and administer instances of SQL. Use SSMS to deploy, monitor, and upgrade the data-tier components used by your applications, as well as build queries and scripts.

        --> build queries and scripts

        if you remove debugging from ssms --> https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2018/10/03/ssms-18-0-public-preview-released/

        ssms will be degraded to an simple editor with some nice helpers to write sql but not an integrated enveronment to write scripts and common database objects.

        every developer will write good and working code,…

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        • New SQL version of SQL Server

          Would love to see sql server go the direction of nuodb or memsql and implement a fully distributed version of MS SQL SERVER.

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          • Database Diagram

            hello this version should have database diagrams, this tool is very util

            16 votes
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            • SQL Server basic availability groups should support more than 1 database

              SQL Server Basic Availability Group should allow N number of databases to be supported. Currently this feature supports two replica's which is fine, but only support one database to part of the basic availability group. As always-on is strategic offering for availability and has been around since SQL 2012, the basic availability group feature in standard edition should allow more than 1 database. I would suggest N databases or whatever the Always-on technical limit is.
              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/availability-groups/windows/basic-availability-groups-always-on-availability-groups?view=sql-server-2017
              Other database vendors offer such feature outside of enterprise edition.

              15 votes
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              • Double click on *.sql file opens another instance of SSMS

                When you have:
                1. SSMS set up as a default editor for *.sql files (and)
                2. SSMS already started with "Connect to Database Engine" dialog window open
                and you are trying open a .sql file by double-click, it starts another instance of SSMS and opens .sql file there.
                My suggestion is to change the behavior to open the file in the exisiting instance of SSMS.

                11 votes
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                • T-SQL for changing table column order

                  Once a table is created, the ordinal position of the columns is fixed. This is especially problematic for large data warehouse tables, where new columns are expected to be added over time.

                  The only solution currently to re-order columns is to drop and recreate the table (or let the SSMS designer do this for you), but this is often not feasible for a large, highly used table, and it cannot be easily scripted.

                  Please add some ALTER syntax that will allow changing column order.

                  10 votes
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                  • Filter user defined table types

                    Please add the filter option on ssms to filter user defined table types by name.

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                    • Favorites (Procs, Tables, etc)

                      I'd like the abilities to favorites stored procedures, tables, anything, for quick access.

                      8 votes
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                      • database Diagrams

                        Hello, maybe would be good idea id MSSMS 2018 also provide Database Diagrams like the MSSMS versions before it.

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                        • Open source Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlParser.dll + Release as nuget package

                          It's not great to have to manually reference Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlParser.dll when we need to parse TSQL code.

                          Open sourcing and releasing as a nuget package would open up a number of very interesting scenario that would empower the sql server community.
                          For us, we want to pre-process our scripts with macros and also format consistently but I imagine there would be other cool scenarios such as linters and code analyzers.

                          7 votes
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                          • Unable to see Database Diagram on SSMS 2017

                            Hi

                            I am trying to use the Database diagram option which is supposed to be within the folder of the database, but nothing is there, i can only view System tables,FilesTables,GraphTables and then my tables.

                            5 votes
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                            • DATETRUNC(datepart,datevalue) instead of dateadd-datediff

                              The generally accepted way to truncate some part of a datetime is:
                              DATEADD(datepart,0,DATEDIFF(datepart,0,datevalue))
                              To save us from much typing, and probalby a good amount of CPU due to a good implementation, I propose we create a new function exactly for that:
                              DATETRUNC(datepart,datevalue)
                              which rids the datevalue of any component LESS than datepart (ie, truncates it to the dateart level)

                              5 votes
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                              • Have SSMS respect a Resource Lock

                                When I set a lock on the Resource Group where my Azure SQL Server and DB reside - I can still delete the DB using SQL Server Management Studio This action should at least generate a prompt in SSMS indicating a Resource Lock has been set

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  SSMS doesn’t know anything about Azure resource groups at this time. I suspect the lock only applies to the ARM REST API. Perhaps this suggestion should be copied over to Azure SQL Database; they could check for this lock on the server side and fail the TSQL query.

                                • hash partitioning (based on modulus)

                                  SQL Server desperately need this feature. I know that it can be 'simulated' using a persisted computed column, but currently this does not work with clustered columnstore...

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Enhancement to set statistics time on to include time to execute query and time to print the results

                                    There is issue with SSMS displaying results to grid Vs actual query execution time. Query execution time is high while displaying results to SSMS in GRID compared to when results are discarded.

                                    This is misleading users complaining about queries taking but that's doesn't seem be the actual issue. Hopefully this can resolved.
                                    We have a case 119012219577803 for this issue as well.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Unnecessary Sort after Merge Join

                                      I have simple query that should do just single Merge Join, however it add unnecessary Sort after it, while Merge Join already preserve order. All details can be found here in stackoverflow question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53828336/why-sql-server-add-sort-after-merge-join

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                                      • Timed Subscription Schedule in SSRS sends out duplicate emails

                                        I have created a subscription in SSRS report manager 2012. but the mail receiver I keeps getting duplicate some emails .One is 6:53 the other one is 8:00(i created )
                                        I have checked SQL agent job ,there is no job run on 6:63.
                                        Dose someone hnow what happen?

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