Currently, SqlSmash works with Sql Server Management Studio 2012 and onwards(2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019). Since SSMS 2012 is backwards compatible with SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2008 R2, you can use it with those databases (in addition to SQL Server 2012 - 2019) as long as you use SSMS 2012 or later. SqlSmash is also completely compatible with Azure SQL Databases.
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You can see/set the keyboard shortcuts by going to Tools->Options->Keyboard and searching for "SqlSmash". We tried to mirror Visual Studio default shortcuts and out of the box, they should be
  • Quick Info Ctrl+K, Ctrl+Q
  • Refresh Cache Ctrl+K, Ctrl+R
  • Go To Definition F12
  • Find All References Shift+f12
  • Search Objects Alt+Shift+F
  • Summarize Script Alt+\
  • Format Sql Ctrl+K, Ctrl+D
  • Go To Object Ctrl+,
  • Execute Current Query Shift+F5
SqlSmash has auto-update functionality built in and can be configured under Options->Update. It is recommended to leave this enabled to automatically get enhancements and bug fixes. You can also check the website for updated builds.
You can install the software on as many machines as you like, but you can use it only on one of them at a time. This means you need as many licenses as the maximum number of concurrent usages will be - so for X number of users, you will need X licenses.
As a Microsoft MVP, you're eligible for a free Personal License. If you run a User Group or are planning a conference, we can help by offering license giveaways for your audience and leaders. Send an email to and we'll take care of you.