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KUGS4C



Joined: 07 Feb 2008
Posts: 3
Country: Kazakhstan

Post Custom formatting doesn't work with "Code Formatting&qu Reply with quote
Hiho,

The default for the INSERT-snippet in MSSQL is:
<code>
INSERT ...
(
...,
...
)
VALUES
(
...,
...
)
</code>

I've changed that to:
<code>
INSERT ...
(
...
, ...
)
VALUES
(
...
, ...
)
</code>

But it appears that the auto-completion code works seperately from the code formatting tool.
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:42 pm View user's profile Send private message
SysOp
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Joined: 26 Nov 2006
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That's right. Code snippets have nothing to do with auto-completion. To get a better idea of code snippets are, type cfetch and then press Ctrl+Enter, pick some table. To use your own INSERT snippet, type ins and then Ctrl+Enter
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:58 pm View user's profile Send private message
KUGS4C



Joined: 07 Feb 2008
Posts: 3
Country: Kazakhstan

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Thank you for your reply.

I would really have preferred if code completion were customized according to code formatting.

Perhaps this is something you consider interesting?
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:09 pm View user's profile Send private message
SysOp
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I can offer a solution for that.

1. Disable code completion feature for DDL statements (uncheck Auto Expand SQL Code option)
2. Create a snippet with the name INSERT and set the activation key to be a space character. Set the snippet case-sensitive option to False.
3. In the snippet, code what you want it to do. You may use to use macro-variables like $COLUMNS$ or $OBJECT$. There are plenty of examples available in the existing pre-configured snippets.


Hope this helps.
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:24 pm View user's profile Send private message
SysOp
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An alternative method is to use the reformat Ctrl+F11 function to convert the generated SQL as required, for example, to put commas in front.
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:30 pm View user's profile Send private message
KUGS4C



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SysOp wrote:

Hope this helps.


Thanks, but it seems the macro-variable $COLUMNS$ is expands to a comma-and-space separated list.

As in this example:
Code:

CREATE TABLE foo (id int, bar int)


INSERT INTO foo
(
   id, bar
   , id, bar
)
   SELECT


, where I defined the snippet to be:
Code:

INSERT INTO $OBJECT$
(
   $COLUMNS$
   , $COLUMNS$
)
   SELECT |


CTRL+F11 works, of course, but it is a tad tiring to have to press this key-combination after every statement.

Possibly the application could automatically run a reformat of the newly-generated code after it is inserted in the editor.
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:14 am View user's profile Send private message
SysOp
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At the time of the previous post I was thinking about

Code:
INSERT INTO $OBJECT$
(
  ,$COLUMNS$
)
SELECT |


Yet, it appears that symbols adjacent to macro variables have special treatment. Basically they are treated as user-defined prefixes and/or suffixes for auto-generated object and column names. I am going to submit an enhancement request for snippets to support vertical column format and positional control for commas.
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:35 am View user's profile Send private message
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