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Automatically complete SQL statements
Review an object's script and description
Improve productivity with snippets
Identify the structure of complex SQL queries
Keep track of all your tabs
Log every executed query
Easily navigate to SQL objects
Check queries in test mode


SQL code auto complete

Automatically fill in SQL keywords and names

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Auto-complete pick list

Complete SQL fragments, such as JOIN statements or cross-database queries, in a single click

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Qualified object names

Automatically insert the fully qualified object name

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Object definition

View the object’s definition and description inline

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Transparent decryption

Seamlessly work with encrypted objects

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Tooltips for identifiers

View detailed information on SQL identifiers inline

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Pair highlighting

Determine whether the SQL code is formed correctly by highlighting paired elements

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Closing characters auto-insertion

Ensure the number of closing characters matches the number of opening ones with automatic closing character insertion

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Automatic bracketing

Improve SQL identifier visibility by bracketing them automatically

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Keyword formatting

Format auto-completed keywords in upper, lower or proper case

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Go to object

Finds an object from database and highlights it inside the object explorer

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Test mode

Execute queries without affecting a database

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Customizable snippets

Reuse SQL code fragments as snippets and insert context-specific values as needed

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Snippet editing

Save development time by creating your own snippets or editing the predefined ones

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Global aliases

Specify aliases to be filled in for objects from all SQL Server instances and database

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Tab navigation

Keep track of opened and recently closed tabs

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Executed queries

Log information about executed queries

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Code structure viewer

Identify the structure of complex SQL queries at a glance

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Copy results as

Copying all/selected cells from query execution results to clipboard as CSV, HTML, or XML format

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SQL complete options

Define insertion keys and fine tune SQL complete layout and performance

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Customizable shortcuts

Define custom keyboard shortcuts for commands

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How to create and use T-SQL code snippets

This article describes the snippets feature in ApexSQL Complete and gives examples of using snippets macro variables

How to improve SQL code layout and presentation

This article describes how to improve T-SQL code layout and presentation using various features and options in ApexSQL Complete

How to track executed SQL Server queries

This article introduces a feature in ApexSQL Complete that keeps track of executed queries

Retrieve unsaved SQL query scripts due to SQL Server Management Studio crash

This article describes how to use the Tab navigation option from ApexSQL Complete, to retrieve unsaved SQL query scripts/files

How to track queries in SQL Server Management Studio and Visual Studio

This article describes ApexSQL Complete features that track SQL queries, whether they are executed or unsaved, and save them in the appropriate folders/files for later use


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ApexSQL Redgate®
SQL Server editions
      SQL Server Management Studio
      Visual Studio
      Code structure viewer
      Locating objects
      Object definition
      Object description
      SQL code auto complete
      Tab navigation
      Code auto-replacements
      Copy query result as
      Executed queries
      Go to object
      Test mode
Free $369

ApexSQL Complete 2014.11

Redgate® SQL Prompt 6.5

Comparison was conducted on July 21, 2015

Redgate® SQL Prompt also includes Refactor. For a comparison of this functionality set click here

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Azure SQL Database V12 full support

Automatically complete keywords, statements, and identifiers in Azure V12

Hints filtering

Filter hints by frequency of usage or with hints numbering

Global aliases on server level

Define and use aliases regardless of the database you are connected on

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ApexSQL Complete 2016 R3 Released ApexSQL Complete 2017 R1 Released ApexSQL Complete 2017 R2 Q1 ApexSQL Complete 2017 R3 Q2 ApexSQL Complete 2017 R4 Q2
Executed queries
Save query as file
Delete history option
Archive executed queries after specified number of executed queries
Alias linked server hints support
Global aliases on server level
Multiple server hints
Object caching
Exclude connection for specific database
Save database cache locally
Tab navigation
Resume work
Close unmodified tabs
Tabs coloring
Result grid
Copy result grid data as INSERT INTO
Copy result grid data as IN clause
Export result grid data to Excel
Search result grid
Snippet variables
Code template variables
"Nested" snippet
Clipboard snippet
SQL Server 2016 support
SQL Server Management Studio 2016 integration
Visual Studio 2015 integration
Azure SQL Database V12
SQL Server on Amazon RDS support
ApexSQL Complete 2016 R3 Released ApexSQL Complete 2017 R1 Released ApexSQL Complete 2017 R2 Q1 ApexSQL Complete 2017 R3 Q2 ApexSQL Complete 2017 R4 Q2

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