Just after we released the first SR for DB Pro, we turned around and released the power tools right on top. The goal of the powertools is to add additional enhancements to the version 1 of DBPro.
This is the first in a series of power tools releases and includes the following functionality
TSQL Static Code Analysis• Static Code Analysis - A precursor to the functionality that will be in future versions of VSTS that will allow you to perform Static Code Analysis on T-SQL code.Refactoring• “Move Schema” Refactoring - Allows a user to right click on an object and move it to a different but existing schema • SP Rename Generation - Generate a new script that will contain sp_renames for all rename refactored objects that the user can then execute. • Wildcard Expansion - Automatically expand the wildcard in a select to the appropriate columns.• Fully-Qualified Name Support - Automatically inject fully-qualified names when absent in a script• Refactoring extended to Dataset - Refactor into strongly typed dataset definitionsMSBuild Tasks• Data / Schema Compare Build Tasks - MSBuild tasks that can generate scripts as if the user had run the Data / Schema compare UISchema View• API Access to Schema View - Insert / Update / Delete to schema View and list schema objects and their associated filesDependency Tool Window• Dependency Tree - Show the dependencies ( incoming / outgoing ) for selected schema objects in a new tool windowMiscellaneous Tools• Script Preprocessor - Expand SQLCMD variables and include files and command line version (sqlspp.exe) & an MSBuild version ( wraps the command line version )
The powertools can be downloaded from here
The powertools will only work if you have the RTM version of the recent Service Release of DBPro installed. You can download the Service Release from here
We'd really love to hear your feedback on the tools especially the Dependency view and Static Code Analysis:-)