Best SQL Server IDE for Really Effective Development

dbForge Studio for SQL Server is a powerful IDE for SQL Server management, administration, development, data reporting, analysis, and a lot more.

SQL developers and DBAs performing complex database tasks can use the GUI tool to speed up almost any database experience, such as designing databases, writing SQL code, comparing databases, synchronizing schemas and data, generating meaningful test data, and much more.

There is no need to waste time to search for and purchase SSMS plug-ins across the Internet to get your work done – dbForge Studio for SQL Server has it all. Check out the great advantages of our SSMS alternative to SSMS!

Features Overview

Database Development

dbForge Studio for SQL Server GUI tool provides an extensive functionality and a bunch of built-in tools that will automate routines and make developers truly agile in database development process.


  • Edit and run queries in a new SQL document
  • Build queries in a visual designer
  • Run a large script without loading it into memory
  • Track changes of production database
  • Create unit tests using tSQLt framework
  • Debug stored procedures and functions
  • Source control database changes
  • Create database objects in a visual editor
  • Generate database scripts
Features and Overview

Database Management

Database management tools included in dbForge Studio for SQL Server help DBAs to protect data and resolve problems before they harm your database health.


  • Compare and synchronize database schemas
  • Compare and synchronize data of two databases
  • Copy databases
  • Generate database documentation in HTML, PDF, or Markdown file format
  • Create schema snapshots
  • Generate test data and instantly populate a database
  • Export/import table data to a file (CSV, Excel, XML, etc.)
SQL Server Database Management

Database Administration

Database administration is a complex and time-consuming work that requires high skills and experience. That's why Studio for SQL Server provides professional SQL Server administration tools for secure database management.


  • Automate deployment to a production server
  • Set up user accounts and permissions
  • Copy, move or upgrade an SQL Server database
  • Backup and restore databases
  • Monitor SQL Server performance in online mode
  • Generate schema and database scripts
  • Diagnose server problems using traces
  • Find and fix database index fragmentation issues
Features and Overview

Data Reports and Analysis

Creation of data reports and pivot tables, as well as data comparison may take much time and efforts. The IDE allows boosting productivity with the following features:

  • SQL Server Reporting
  • Pivot Tables
  • Data Compare
  • Master-Detail Browser
More features
Features and Overview


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Brian Voskerijian Software engineer, Facil-IT
We have downloaded trials for dbForge Studio and found it to be a breath of fresh air… The auto-complete functionality is very good, and we like the heavy customization options with regard to the SQL formatter.
Jason KelleyLead developer,
Symdigital Technology Solutions
Guys - I just wanted to say - GREAT PRODUCT!!!!! I have been using Enterprise Studio forever that I never even considered anything else to develop sql. I tried your product and it has increased the speed of development by 10 fold.
Michael CherninDevelopment Lead,
Comwave Networks
At first I was still using Management Studio about 90% of time and 10% dbForge. Now, after about a year since it was installed, I use it 95% of time instead of Management Studio. Job well done!