A good workmate to develop on SQL server
December 30, 2021

A good workmate to develop on SQL server

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

Overall Satisfaction with dbForge Studio for MySQL

I use dbForge Studio Professional to develop business applications that use databases hosted on MS SQL server. The features I like the most are: The "Visual Database Editor" function, which is very useful for visually "drawing" even complex queries. I chose dbForge Studio because, compared to other products with a visual editor, it is certainly the most advanced. All "Database Synchronization" functions. With the "Compare and Synchronize Schemas" I can synchronize the schema of the development database, where I create the changes, with that of the production database. The changes can be very granular such as on the single table. With the "Data comparison tool" I can instead see the differences in the data present between the development and production DB. Another feature that I really appreciate is the ease of entering data directly into the table and exporting them to external files (for example in Excel format)Technical support is commendable: When I wasn't even a customer yet, I reported a bug in the Visual Editor and the Support Team fixed it in record time. Another thing I appreciate about DbStudio is the fact that you can publicly ask for the implementation of new features and, if they are also voted on by other users, in some cases they are implemented. I am very satisfied with this product!
  • "Visual Query Builder"
  • "Database Synchronization"
  • "Data Import and Export Tools"
  • "Visual Database Editor"
  • "Data Editor with filtering, grouping, and sorting"
  • Visual Query Builder (for example support UNION in Visual Query Builder)
  • SQL jobs functionality (for example scheduling Backup of Database)
  • Support Linked Servers
  • Visual Query Builder
  • Working with Data in Data Editor
  • Working with Search
  • Database Synchronization
  • Sometimes it is sufficient to copy only one table between the test DB and the production DB.
  • dbForge Studio allows you to synchronize it in a few simple steps and considerably reduces the execution time.
  • it is not the perfect tool but in my opinion, there is very little to reach perfection. In my opinion, it is 80%. Self
  • a couple of the most requested features by users were implemented would be great (100%).
Before choosing dbForge Studio I evaluated at least a dozen tools, especially on the Visual Query Builder function. For now, I have identified only one product that has a better Visual Query Builder than dbForge Studio. This other product also manages UNIONs, while dbStudio still doesn't do it visually. However, the better alternative product is enormously slower in operations and less feature-rich than DbForge Studio

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In my opinion, dbForge is very useful for DB developers, while it might be lacking for DB administrators