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SQL Prompt not working on Read Only database


Long time user of SQL prompt, currently working on a mess of a database that I could really use some help with. Unfortunately the database is in read-only mode and this seems to be the reason that SQL prompt is no longer able to make suggestions. Anyone know a workaround?

Many thanks,



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    Hi @AngryWelshman

     Thank you for reaching out on the Redgate forums regarding your SQL Prompt inquiry.


    SQL Prompt should have no issues providing suggestions from a read-only database. 

    My initial reaction is perhaps your user permissions on that database don't meet the requirements:

    • User granted SELECT & VIEW DEFINITION on a database

    List of all permissions required for SQL Prompt functionality available here:



    Ideally, you would need to check if this is the case and determine if someone is able to temporarily revoke the read-only state to apply the permissions.


    If you are unable to change these permissions, then I am not aware of any direct workarounds. 

    You may need to clone the database to a copy you can modify the permissions, and then use it for suggestions in your code.


    Jon Kirkwood | Technical Support Engineer | Redgate Software
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