Search your database quickly
SQL Search - quickly find SQL in SSMS
- Find fragments of SQL text within stored procedures, functions, views and more
- Quickly navigate to objects wherever they happen to be on a server
- Find all references to an object
SQL Search is an add-in for SQL Server Management Studio that lets you quickly search for SQL across your databases.
SQL Search is currently a free tool, but we might charge for it in the future. If we do, the free version of SQL Search will still work.
Why use SQL Search?
- Impact Analysis
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.
- Work faster
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 'TODO'.
- Increase efficiency, reduce errors
You are a DBA, and developers keep using 'SELECT *' in their views and stored procedures. You want to find all these and replace them with a correct list of columns to improve performance and prevent future bugs. Using SQL Search, you can look for 'SELECT *' in the text of stored procedures and views.
What people say...
I use SQL Search regularly and think it's great.Gregor Suttie, Senior Software Engineer, Pulsion Technology
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.David Sussman, ASP.NET consultant