dbForge Fusion for SQL Server
Features Overview

Integration with Visual Studio

  • All database development and administration tasks available from your IDE
  • SQL Editor, database object editors and other editors behave like usual IDE documents

SQL Server Connectivity

  • Microsoft SQL Server


  • Database backup
  • Database restore
  • Copy database
  • Database attach
  • Database detach

  • Drag'n'drop objects onto form and dataset designers
  • Component editors extended with additional commands

Data Analysis

  • Master-detail data browser
  • Data report generation wizard
  • Data report designer
  • Pivot table designer
  • Chart building wizard

Data Comparison

  • Comparing and synchronizing data in databases of virtually any size
  • Comparison of tables, views, and custom queries
  • Custom comparison keys support
  • Comparison results filtering
  • Data synchronization script generation
  • Viewing differences on each record of data
  • Excluding tables and records from synchronization
  • Ability to save and load comparison settings
  • Generating precise comparison reports in HTML and Excel formats

Data Editor

  • Non-synchronous data fetch with possibility to cancel the operation
  • Batch updates for tables when changes are accumulated and applied explicitly
  • Ability to copy data with column headers for quick pasting to spreadsheet
  • Customizable data filters of any level of complexity
  • Data Viewer window for viewing images, rtf, and binary cell values
  • Date time editor with visual UI
  • Foreign key lookup editor for easy editing of fields referencing other tables
  • Ability to copy any block of data to clipboard
  • Full-text search (Ctrl+F) in data grid
  • Graphical card view
  • Grouping by user-defined columns
  • Step-by-step search (Ctrl+I) through data grid
  • Large objects (LOB) editor
  • Multi-table query result set editing
  • Paginal data browsing for large result sets
  • Printing of data
  • Quick filter for each data cell is available
  • Record numbering option
  • Read-only status indication
  • Quick building of report, chart, and pivot table directly from data editor
  • Server-side sorting and filtering to help dealing with large data sets
  • Visible columns picking dialog box
  • Ability to edit several execution results of one script on separate tabs

Database Explorer

  • Multiple database connections are available
  • Non-synchronous connecting to server with possibility to cancel the operation
  • Detailed object properties and data viewing in Object Viewer window
  • Quick template script generation for selected object: SELECT, INSERT, EXECUTE, etc.
  • 'Send To' command for quick sending of tables to Query Builder, Data Report, and other tools
  • Quick access to object privileges (GRANT) from the popup menu
  • Group-selection for batch operations on objects
  • Navigation history for database
  • Connection coloring and categories

Database Search

  • Data search on a live database
  • Schema object search by name
  • Schema object search by substring of DDL text

Exporting and Importing Data

  • Data export to:
    • CSV
    • XML
    • Text
    • XLS
    • PDF
    • DBF
    • HTML
    • RTF
    • MDB (Access)
    • ODBC
    • SQL
  • Export data from multiple tables at once
  • Data import from:
    • CSV
    • XML
    • Text
    • XLS
    • XLSX
    • DBF (Foxpro, dBase III, dBase IV, dBase 7)
    • MDB (Access)
    • ODBC
  • Templates for exporting and importing

Object Editors

  • Database visual editor
  • Visual editors for the following schema object types:
    • Check constraint
    • Foreign key
    • Index
    • Table
    • Unique key
  • Source-based editors for the following schema object types:
    • Sequence
    • Stored function
    • Stored procedure
    • Synonym
    • Trigger
    • View
  • Ability to preview changes before database modification
  • Undo option for object editor
  • Ability to browse schema objects in a single editor (pin document)

Query Builder

  • Support building SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements
  • The state-of-art diagram with zooming and keyboard support
  • Preview and printing of the diagram
  • Visual addition of sub-queries to any part of the main query
  • Query outline (displayed in Document Outline window)
  • Visual editing of sub-queries
  • Expression builder for creating complex conditions
  • Copy/Paste for tables on the diagram
  • Undo/Redo support
  • Saving queries to a file

Query Profiler

  • Ability to get estimated and actual execution plans
  • Plan diagram with visualization of expensive nodes
  • Plan tree that displays operations hierarchy and cost parameters
  • Top operations list that to sort operations by CPU and IO costs
  • Profiling history that can be saved for further analysis
  • Comparing of main query metrics with differences highlight
  • Profiling results printing

Security Manager

Visual editors for the security principal objects:

  • Login
  • User
  • Role
  • Application Role

Schema Comparison

  • Ability to compare and synchronize SQL Server database schemas
  • Ability to generate schema comparison reports
  • Synchronization between different server versions
  • Comparison of native SQL Server backups
  • Comparison filtering results
  • Schema synchronization script generation
  • Viewing of DDL differences on each object
  • Exclusion of objects from synchronization
  • Ability to save and load comparison settings

SQL Editing and Execution

  • SQL editor with syntax coloring, bookmarks, and text search
  • Context-sensitive code completion
  • Code collapsing/expanding with support of user-defined regions
  • SQL formatting with rich options
  • SQL snippets library with a browser window and editor
  • Document Outline window for quick navigation through large scripts
  • Execution of scripts, selected SQL fragments, and statements
  • One-step access to a schema object editor from code (go to definition)
  • Parameter information for stored procedures and functions
  • Quick access to favorite templates from SQL editor
  • Quick information about schema objects
  • Executed SQL history window for the document

T-SQL Debugger

  • Quick debugger launch from Database Explorer
  • Step Into, Step Over, and Step Out commands for step-by-step execution
  • Breakpoints support for procedures, functions, triggers, and scripts
  • Breakpoints window
  • Call Stack window with navigation
  • Watches window for variable evaluation

Visual Database Diagram

  • Visualization of tables, views, stored procedures
  • Easy access to database objects for viewing their properties, editing, retrieving data, executing stored routines, etc.
  • Support for IDEF1X and IE notations
  • Customizable diagram look and feel with skin support
  • Smart diagram layout
  • Diagram export to different image formats
  • Searching database objects on diagram
  • Organizing diagram shapes with containers
  • Customizable diagram printing with a rich set of options
  • Optional displaying of table constraints, indexes, and triggers
  • Integration with Document Outline window
  • Diagram navigation with Diagram Overview window
  • Notes for adding your comments to the diagram