Friday, January 6, 2017

SQL Server - Adding IF, BEGIN/END, WHILE statement easily to the code

Do you know that you can add, specifically surround your code with BEGIN/END, IF, and WHILE statements using a menu item without writing them? Yes, with Management Studio, it is possible. Here are the steps for doing it;

Assume that you have the below code that needs to be repeated based on a condition;

All you have to do is, select the code needs to be surrounded and press Ctrl+K and Ctrl+S (Just press Ctrl and hold, and press K first and then S). This is what happen when you do it;

Select WHILE and press Tab key. This is what you should see;

Set the condition as you need now. This shortcut can be opened using the context menu as well.

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