Typing while inside single quotes

BrianFinkelBrianFinkel Posts: 33
edited November 6, 2007 3:56PM in SQL Prompt Previous Versions
Tell me if there's something I'm missing here, but shouldn't SQL Prompt ignore input while the cursor is in between single-quote chars (because that means you're entering a literal string and not a SQL statement)?
Using Sql Prompt 3.7 with SQL Server 2000, Query Analyzer, and 2005 Mgmt Studio.

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  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    I don't think SQL Prompt does this -- do you have an example? I've tried it with sp_executesql and it doesn't suggest candidates from inside a string.
  • I have found that SQL Prompt will work sometimes from within single quotes, but it is not always as reliable.
    I do a lot of work with OPENQUERY and what is in the quotes is an sql statement.
    To get it to prompt, I have to manually activate with Ctrl+Space.
    The problem I have is the snippets do not show. I have to click on the snippet icon to see them (not that big a deal).

    I would like to see an option to control when to ignore single quotes. That way, those that want the prompting can use it.

    Thanks
    Bill
    Thanks
    Bill Soranno
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