ApexSQL Refactor 2016 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Refactor 2016 has been released

Type: Major feature, major fix release

About ApexSQL Refactor: ApexSQL Refactor is a SQL Server Management Studio and Visual Studio SQL formatting and refactoring add-in with nearly 200 formatting and refactoring options such as table partitioning, renaming SQL objects, expanding wildcards and more.

For more information, visit the ApexSQL Refactor product page

About this release:


  • SQL Server 2016 CTP3 support
  • SQL Server Management Studio CTP3 integration
  • Smart indent feature
  • Batch format SQL objects feature
  • Obfuscate SQL feature
  • New parenthesis options for values, where in values, variables, parameters and nested selects
  • New Add spaces inside/outside parenthesis option
  • Improved Place ON keyword on new line option
  • Improved Nested join operations on separate lines option
  • New Keep empty lines before and after the script option
  • New Indent condition body statement option


  • The Set as default profile option is changed and renamed to Set as active option
  • All list options are moved to the Lists tab
  • The Data statements and Schema statements options are moved to the new Statements tab
  • The Expressions tab is split into three tabs:
    • Arithmetic
    • Comparison
    • Logical
  • The Parenthesis options are removed from the Formatting tab
  • The "Add spaces around operators" option is moved from the Formatting tab into the specific expressions tabs

Improved quality:

  • 46 bugs and known issues fixed

See also:
Release notes

December 9, 2015