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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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    • 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.

      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.

        14 votes
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        • Database Diagram

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

          11 votes
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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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            • 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?

              10 votes
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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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                • 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.

                  8 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    6 votes
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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.

                      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)

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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

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                            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.

                          • database Diagrams

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

                            4 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.

                              4 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

                                2 votes
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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?

                                  2 votes
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                                      • import flat file should be shown in SSMS context menu when right clicking tempdb.

                                        For files I want to just import in for an adhoc task I would prefer to be able to import them in to tempdb

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                                        • declare @VarName as [Schema].[Table].[Column]%Type

                                          I would like to reuse a Variables type from a Columns Type. There would be no need to check the ColumnType anymore - and if a column is altered the Stored Proc should be recompiled.

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