How to Install and Activate SQL Prompt 5 with a Serial Number
SQL Prompt 5 is a powerful tool that helps you write, format, analyze and refactor SQL code effortlessly in SQL Server Management Studio and Visual Studio. In this article, we will show you how to install and activate SQL Prompt 5 with a serial number.
Installing SQL Prompt 5
To install SQL Prompt 5, you must have administrator privileges. If you're upgrading from a previous version, the installer does all the preparation for you.
When you run the SQL Prompt 5 installer, you can choose to install into Management Studio and/or Visual Studio. For the list of supported environments, see Requirements.
After the installation is complete, start Management Studio or Visual Studio to begin using SQL Prompt 5. You will see a SQL Prompt menu on the toolbar that gives you access to various features.
Activating SQL Prompt 5
When your trial period expires, you need to enter your serial number to activate the product. You can find your serial number by logging in to your account on the Redgate website or by contacting the license owner.
To activate SQL Prompt 5, follow these steps:
On the SQL Prompt menu, select Help > Enter Serial Number.
Log in with your Redgate ID. If you don't have one, you can create one by following the link in the window.
Enter your serial number for SQL Prompt 5.
If you don't want to send your Windows user name and local machine name to Redgate when you activate your products, clear the Send information about this activation to Redgate check box.
Click Activate. Your product is activated and a confirmation page is shown.
If there's a problem with your activation request, an error is shown. For information about activation errors and what you can do to resolve them, see Troubleshooting licensing and activation errors.
Using SQL Prompt 5
Now that you have installed and activated SQL Prompt 5, you can enjoy its features such as:
Autocompleting your code with suggestions based on context and style.
Formatting your code with customizable styles and rules.
Analyzing your code for performance issues and best practices.
Refactoring your code with smart rename and safe delete.
And much more!
For more information about how to use SQL Prompt 5, see Product Documentation.
Exploring SQL Prompt 5 Features
SQL Prompt 5 offers many features that can enhance your productivity and code quality when working with SQL. Here are some of the features you can explore:
Partial Match Suggestions
SQL Prompt 5 can suggest object names based on CamelCase or mid-string matches. For example, if you type mt, the object MyTable is suggested. This is especially useful if you can only remember part of an object name. You can also use wildcards (*) to match any characters in an object name.
Tabs Instead of Spaces
SQL Prompt 5 allows you to choose whether to use tabs or spaces for indentation when formatting your code. You can set this preference from the SQL Prompt options. Using tabs instead of spaces can save space and make your code more consistent.
Query Tab Coloring
If you are using SQL Server Management Studio 2012, you can use SQL Prompt 5 to color your query tabs by server connection. This can help you avoid confusion and mistakes when working with multiple servers. You can assign a color category to a server from the Object Explorer and SQL Prompt 5 will automatically color the query tabs connected to that server.
SQL Prompt 5 provides a data explorer that gives you an overview of the data in your database. You can use it to filter and sort the data in tables and views, view the creation script and column summary for an object, and generate a SELECT * FROM query for a table or view. You can access the data explorer from the SQL Prompt menu.
SQL Tab Magic
SQL Tab Magic is an add-in for SSMS that enhances your tab management. You can use it to view a list of recently closed or open tabs, search your open tabs by title or content, and re-open tabs on startup. You can also preview the contents of a tab before switching to it. You can install SQL Tab Magic from the SQL Prompt Labs options. 061ffe29dd