Archive for February, 2010


SQL Enlight 1.7 BETA

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

What’s new in SQL Enlight 1.7 BETA

Previous release improvements and new features

  • Integrated analysis rules are removed and now all rules are customizable.
  • Analysis context – server details and database schema are now available during analysis and can be used in the analysis rules.
  • Parameterized analysis rules – analysis rules can have parameters that to be specified before analysis.
  • Executed statements history – new feature for saving reusing executed queries in SQL Server Management Studio.
  • Improved analysis rule designer – support the new analysis context, testing of XPath expressions, tree views of test query SQML and analysis.
  • Explicit analysis group – rules in that group can be executed directly from the SQL Enlight menu.
  • New analysis rules – the default analysis template now includes 9 more rules ( 5 of them are explicit rules ).
  • Export and import of analysis rules and analysis templates – analysis template and analysis rules now can be exported and easily shared between team members.
  • Analysis before executing T-SQL script – analysis can be configured to be run just before executing T-SQL code in SSMS.
  • Analysis rule selection before analysis – now you can choose which rules to use just before running the analysis.
  • Extended SSMS object explorer analysis menu – the menu now allows using specific analysis group or analysis rule separately.

We have planned the release of the final version at the beginning for the third week of February 2010.

The beta version in now available for download here.

SQML changes in SQL Enlight 1.7 BETA

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Obsolete SQML elements replaced in 1.7.0.494

During the optimization of SQL Enlight, we did small changes in the SQML schema. These changes will affect only the users who have created their own custom analysis rules.

The SQML elements: pu:optional, pu:essential and pu:binding are no longer generated and are replaced by pu:semicolon and pu:dot. (more…)