SQL Enlight 1.9.849 RC1

September 15th, 2016

We are delighted to announce the new release candidate that is now available – SQL Enlight 1.9.8.849 RC1

  • New Delimit and Undelimit identifiers refactoring commands added
  • Enhancements of the Expand sp_executesql refactoring – now the command process not just a single script ,but a whole script
  • Instant code analysis improvements – optimizations, new configuration setting controlling the delay before starting the background analysis and Visual Studio, and SSMS issues fixed
  • Added a command for resetting the analysis template and rules to factory defaults
  • Notifications for release of non release versions such as Beta and Release Candidate can now be configured
  • Fixed installer issue preventing installation without explicit elevation of privileges
  • Fixed issues in the SQL Enlight SDK
  • Fixes of other issues found in the previous version

SQL Enlight 1.9.8.841 Beta

April 25th, 2016

We are happy to announce the new SQL Enlight version 1.9.8.841, which is now available for beta testing.

The main target of the update is the added integration support for Visual Studio 2015 and SSMS 2016.

  • Visual Studio 2015 integration
  • SQL Server Management Studio 2016 integration
  • Team Foundation Server 2015 Checkin policy
  • Improvements in command line tool
  • SSMS and Visual Studio integration improvements
  • Fixes of issues found in previous release

SQL Enlight 1.9.7.821 released

April 10th, 2016

We are delighted to announce the release of the latest SQL Enlight update – version 1.9.7.821.

This is a release of some exciting user experience improvements on which we worked the past months.

Here is a summary of what’s new in version 1.9.7.821:

  • Instant Code Analysis

    This is probably the most exciting feature in the new release. It allows the analysis to run in the background and get analysis results while a SQL document is edited.

  • Non-blocking UI operations

    The analysis, refactoring and code formatting operations are no more going to block user interface and until the specific operation is completed, but will run asynchronously in the background.

  • Script Summary improvements

    The Script Summary is now opened as a non modal tool window and the summary is updated in the background with the SQL document changes.

  • TFS Policies improvements

    Clicking the analysis violations now will open the file,which is the source of the violation.

  • Enhancements in Error List

    Added several filtering options and other improvements.

  • Other fixes, optimizations and improvements

    We did many other improvements in MSBuild, NAnt tasks and command line tool, and Visual Studio and SQL Server Management Studio integration.

You can download and try the final release of SQL Enlight 1.9.7.821here and the latest version of SQL Enlight for SSMS – here.

 

CR0003: Non-ISO standard comparison operator found

January 15th, 2015

Message

Non-ISO standard comparison operator found

Description

It is adviseable to use ISO standard comparison operators instead of non-ISO standard operators to help ensure optimal cross-platform and future version compatibility.

  • Not equal to: Use <> instead of !=
  • Greater than or equal to: Use >= instead of !<
  • Less than or equal to: Use <= instead of !>

While it is currently acceptable to use such non-ISO operators, you should consider that statements that you create might not be supported on other ISO-compliant database management systems.

Also, non-ISO standard comparison operators may not be supported on future versions of SQL Server.

Author

Phil Streiff

Example

-- Test Case 1: The violation should be reported
SELECT Column1 FROM Table1 WHERE Column1 != 1
-- Test Case 2: The violation should be reported
SELECT Column1 FROM Table1 WHERE Column1 !< 1
-- Test Case 3: The violation should be reported
SELECT Column1 FROM Table1 WHERE Column1 !> 1

-- Test Case 4: A violation should not be reported
SELECT Column1 FROM Table1 WHERE Column1 <> 1
-- Test Case 5: A violation should not be reported
SELECT Column1 FROM Table1 WHERE Column1 >= 1
-- Test Case 6: A violation should no be reported
SELECT Column1 FROM Table1 WHERE Column1 <= 1

Download
The rule can be downloaded here.

SQL Enlight 1.9.5.764 released

October 29th, 2014

We are happy to announce that the next update of SQL Enlight is already here.

Here is a summary of what’s new in version 1.9.5.764:

  • Support for SQL Server 2014 – T-SQL syntax enhancements and new schema features
  • Support for analyzing SQL Azure databases
  • The Command line tool, NAnt and MSBuild tasks can now accept regular expressions for filtering analysis target objects
  • Several performance optimizations of the analysis feature
  • Fixes and improvements

The new SQL Enlight version can be downloaded here and new version of SQL Enlight for SSMS can be downloaded here.