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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

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Features

SQL object search

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

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Text search

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

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Safe rename

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

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Visual extended description editing

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

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Customizable SQL search

Specify the object types to be searched

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Results browsing

Group, sort and filter SQL search results. Learn more

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Quick navigation

Navigate to the found object in a single click

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Search history

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

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How to quickly search for SQL database data and objects

This article describes how to quickly search for objects and data in tables and views

How to rename a column without breaking your SQL database

This article describes how to use ApexSQL Search to find all dependent objects in your database, rename and drop–recreate when necessary, to avoid breaking the scripts

How to rename database schema and object names without breaking SQL database dependencies

This article describes how to rename database schema and object names without breaking SQL database dependencies with ApexSQL Search

How to change an object name without breaking your SQL database

This article describes how to use the Safe rename feature in ApexSQL Search, to easily rename objects like tables, views, procedures and functions, as well as table/view columns and function/procedure parameters, without breaking database dependencies

SQL Server database object search

This article describes how to perform database searches in order to find and obtain additional information related to specific objects, sometimes without knowing the full name of the object

ApexSQL Search – Search phrases, history and results

This article describes the benefits of using ApexSQL Search options for searching phrases, history, and results

Using regular expressions in ApexSQL tools

This article explains how to use .NET framework regular expressions in ApexSQL tools

How to use the ApexSQL Search extended property editor

This article explains how to add descriptions to database objects by utilizing the ApexSQL Search extended property editor

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Testimonials

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

Whether or not I get the privilege of becoming part of your paying ApexSQL team, I’m already a free member who loves your Refactor and Search immensely! :)

Dan Yoachelson

SQL Developer

Logexsoft, Inc.

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

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

Human Touch Technology/Developer

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

Jerrel Kenemore

Sr. Developer

Vpay

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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