Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Static Analysis for T-SQL

One little known feature of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals (aka Data Dude) is the ability to run static analysis on SQL scripts (similar to static code analysis for managed code). To be more precise, the analysis feature is part of Power Tools for Data Dude (and part of VSTS 2008 Database Edition GDR CTP).

I was going to look into that feature for quite a while; but sadly the feature’s lacking documentation and I did not have time to dig so I was postponing it. Today I come across very interesting review of the analysis feature, that provides missing documentation and more. Check out “Analyzing T-SQL Static Analysis 2005 & 2008” article at Mike Fourie’s blog.

And while there, you might want to have a look at Mike’s blog; it is one of the few blogs that deals both with MSBuild and TFS topics (for those who don’t know, Mike is the main person behind SDC tasks project at CodePlex).

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