Adding Indentation

Query Editor allows you to indent large sections of code with a single step, and you can change the amount of the indentation.

Indenting Code

To indent multiple lines of code

  1. On the toolbar, click New Query.

  2. Create a second query that selects the BusinessEntityID, FirstName, MiddleName, and LastName columns from the Person table of the Person schema. Place each column on a separate line so the code looks like this:

    -- Search for a contact
    FROM Person.Person
    WHERE LastName = 'Sanchez';
  3. Select all text from BusinessEntityID to LastName.

  4. On the SQL Editor toolbar, click Increase Indent to indent all the lines at once.

To change the default indentation

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Expand Text Editor, expand All Languages, and click Tabs , and set indentation values as appropriate. Note that you can change the size of the indent as well as the size of tabs, and whether tabs are converted to spaces.

    Appearance of the Tabs dialog box

  3. Click OK.

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