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Between Notepad++ and TextPad and various sql development tools, I can't seem to find a single application that can assist with IF/THEN nesting or whatnot.

Is there a web application that can assist with this kind of thing?

I'm thinking something that can show if your if/then are out when your tab leveling, or something. It would be a great visual assistance tool for developers.

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dpriver.com/pp/sqlformat.htm is the best web based non-pay one I can find. – glasnt Aug 13 '10 at 3:40

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SQL Inform seems the best SQL one. Sorry I can't say I've used it though, I use Sql Redgate to layout my SQL.

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A 100 line limit is limiting though, or you pay 30 euro, which I don't want to do. – glasnt Aug 13 '10 at 3:36

If you are talking about Transact SQL I would suggest looking at Redgate tools, specifically SQL Prompt as it will help some.

In general it is pretty poor coding practice to have IF/THEN loops statements that are nested very deep. In general I have never found a time when I use more than 2-3 IF/ELSE IF and then maybe 1 nested 1 inside. If you have more than that I would suggest looking at how to simplify your code.

Otherwise could you be more specific what SQL language are you using and what do you mean by IF/THEN nesting?

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Technically it's If-begin-end; the standard for Sybase. I was just wondering if there was an app out where you could get some nice tab-intenting happening for specified conditions, like an autoformatter; but with added nesting notifications, e.g. coloured background, that one could then parse their code in a visual way to find issues with stray end clauses (which has been what I've banged my head against for the last week fretting over) – glasnt Jul 1 '10 at 15:18
Unfortunately, I don't know of any tools for Sybase. – RandomBen Jul 1 '10 at 15:28

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