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Extended Properties in Object Explorer Details – Vote on Connect

After a discussion with a friend of mine, I’ve opened a suggestion on Connect to request to have Extended Properties visible in the main Object Explorer Details window.

This will be especially useful for creating self-documenting database, since that window can easily provide additional information about, for example, column in a table or in a view and so on.

Just image to have all the available Extended Columns in this list to be selected:


If columns’ Extended Properties will contain a Description, violà, here you’ll see it for each column. Useful IMHO. If you agree with me please vote here:

Published Tuesday, September 15, 2009 9:10 AM by Davide Mauri

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Joe Janhonen said:

Why stop there?  Why not just ask for the viewable columns to be configurable like it is in many other cases?

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About Davide Mauri

Director of Software Development & Cloud Infrastructure @ Sensoria, an innovative smart garments and wearable company. After more than 15 year playing with the Microsoft Data Platform, with a specific focus on High Performance databases, Business Intelligence, Data Science and Data Architectures, he's now applying all his skills to IoT, defining architectures to crunch numbers, create nice user experiences and provide meaningful insights, all leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud. MVP on Data Platform since 2006 he has a very strong background development and love both the ER model and OO principles. He is also a fan of Agile Methodology and Automation, which he tries to apply everywhere he can, to make sure that "people think, machines do".

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