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 plugins across the Internet to get your work done – dbForge Studio for SQL Server has it all. Check out the great advantages of our GUI tool over 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.)
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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
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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 working more productive by using the following features:

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


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I have downloaded and installed and have been using dbForge Studio and I have to say, it ROCKS! In less than 15 minutes I was able to create a query, pivot table, chart and do a database comparison. Very intuitive and powerful.
user feedback
Rodney Landrum, SQL Server MVP