Find SQL fast in SQL Server Management Studio
Find fragments of SQL in tables, views, stored procedures, functions, views, jobs, and more
Quickly navigate to objects wherever they happen to be on a server
Search across multiple object types and multiple databases
Find all references to an object
Search with booleans and wildcards
SQL Search is a free add-in for SQL Server Management Studio that lets you quickly search for SQL across your databases.
You want to rename one of your table columns but aren't sure what stored procedures reference it.
Using SQL Search, you can search for the column name and find all the stored procedures where it is used.
Finding anything in the SSMS object tree requires a lot of clicking.
Using SQL Search, you can press the shortcut combo, start typing the name, and jump right there.
Make your life easier
You need to find stored procedures you've not yet finished writing.
Using SQL Search, you can search for stored procedures containing the text
“When a database contains several hundred objects, it can be a pain finding the correct table or remembering the name of an obscure stored procedure.
With SQL Search installed, I no longer have to trawl through Management Studio's Object Explorer to find what I'm looking for - it is usually only a few keystrokes away.”
“For large databases it's never been easy to find schema items and SQL Search is fast and unobtrusive, it's there when I need it, and provides the results I need quickly.”
“I use several stored procedures for various business tasks, all based on manufacturing floor activities. These are based, in turn, on the Station ID of individual test computers – I work for a consumer electronics manufacturer, and we test our product at various stages of the process.
Management, in their infinite wisdom, decided that changing the Station IDs, so we could assign a block of them to vendors, was a good idea. This rendered many of my processes basically dead, because my
WHEREclauses were of the form
WHERE STID = x. Suddenly, nothing was getting returned and a lot of automation stopped. I had over a hundred procedures affected.
Using Redgate's SQL Search, I found every affected procedure in just one hour, and was able to make all the pertinent changes to get all the automation flowing again. Thank you Redgate!!!”
“We have had the occasion to move databases to a new server.
SQL Search would make it easier to find all of the instances where the previous server was mentioned by name and correct them.
This has also happened as data is moved to new databases and references to the old database need to be changed.”
— Chris Yates, Database Administration Manager, Republic Bank
See why Chris Yates relies on SQL Search to search through objects in his 1500 databases.