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How important is extensibility for SQL Server?

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Published Saturday, April 18, 2009 11:07 AM by Greg Low

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AaronBertrand said:

For SSMS specifically, please vote here if you think extensibility is a useful endeavor:

April 18, 2009 12:36 AM

Michael K. Campbell said:


The DBA part of me doesn't really want SQL Server to be extensible at all. At least, if we're talking about the engine. Cuz really the last thing I want to end up dealing with in an environment that I take over is some bad code... that isn't just bad code, but a bad extension.

On the other hand... if we're talking about SSMS? I'm ready to grab my pitchfork and storm the castle with you...

April 18, 2009 4:48 AM

a.m. said:

How about even deeper extensibility?  Take a look at the PostgreSQL Generalized Search Tree API -- it's an extensibility model for index algorithms.  Pretty cool (and powerful) stuff!

April 18, 2009 8:16 AM

Mark Wills said:

Why do we need extensibility (for SSMS) if we can already create add-ins and at a code level, we have CLR, so where do we think we need extensibility ? Other than making add-ins easier ? Or, am I missing the point ?

April 26, 2009 9:44 PM

Greg Low said:

Ah but there's one issue straight away. How do you build a supportable add-in for SSMS? The only current options involve hacking the object model and not supported. Most won't work when SSMS is updated.

April 27, 2009 2:24 AM

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