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SQL search

ApexSQL Search is a SQL search add-in that can be integrated into SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and Visual Studio. With this tool, SQL objects in a database can be searched without typing and executing any code.
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  • Search for SQL objects

  • Quickly find data in SQL tables

  • Edit extended properties

  • Easily navigate to result objects

  • Rename SQL objects safely

  • Export results to HTML, CSV and Excel


SQL object search

Search for objects or text in database object definitions. Learn more

Text search

Search for text, numbers, dates and unique identifiers in your tables and views. Learn more

Safe rename

Rename tables, procedures, views, functions and columns without breaking dependencies. Learn more

Visual extended description editing

Add or edit descriptions for your database objects using extended properties. Learn more

Customizable SQL search

Specify the object types to be searched

Results browsing

Group, sort and filter SQL search results. Learn more

Quick navigation

Navigate to the found object in a single click

Search history

Quickly access previously searched objects with automatically saved searches. Learn more

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Super useful SQL tool: ApexSQL Search. I wish I had met you before!

Felipe Cerda Senior Consultant, PROLOGIS - Experts in Aviation Consultancy

Ricardo Lourenço

I downloaded ApexSQL Search and it worked like a charm, I'm really impressed and I'll definitely try the other ones.

Ricardo Lourenço Senior Software Developer

ALLtra Corporation

I am just getting started with new responsibilities of managing an SQL application and wanted to use ApexSQL Search. It installed seamlessly and works great! Right now, that is all I’m needing but I’ll keep your website in mind as I get more experience maintaining this SQL application. It looks like I will end up learning a lot about SQL over the next few months.

Jeff Joseph ALLtra Corporation

Human Touch Technology

I found ApexSQL Search to be the best tool I've used. ApexSQL Search provides a complete platform covering the whole data dictionary and reduces time when you need to find objects in a large relational model.

Raymond Human Developer, Human Touch Technology


ApexSQL Search, for example, is one of those “can’t live without” tools.

Jerrel Kenemore Sr. Developer, Vpay

Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank

ApexSQL Search is really great, very useful for software developers, it is my best assistant in my projects. I would definitely recommend it to all developers.

Murat Baran Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank

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Search SQL data and objects in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and Visual Studio.