What is SQL Static Code Analysis?
Static code analysis is useful in parsing the source code and checking the syntax such that it complies
with the built-in set of rules. There are rules that are designed for encouraging good coding practices
and are applied during the development and testing phases to help minimize the number of “code
smells” which usually creep into your application and SQL builds.
DBAsvc static code analysis capability is helpful in providing the set of static code analysis rules that help
the DBA detect a number of problems including flawed table designs, reserved words, or problems with
the query syntax, and more. It integrates these performance rules that cover a range of general
practices ranging from avoiding overreliance of hints to the need of qualifying object names to misuse of
Is data code analysis different from static code analysis?
In general, static code analysis not just helps an individual developer but it is useful for the entire team.
This is because code analysis makes the purpose and state of the code more visible, thus allowing
everyone responsible for the delivery to get a better and clearer idea of the progress and alert them
easily if there are potential risks and issues down the line. It also helps make everyone aware of the
coding standards that are agreed upon, and the operational, security, and compliance constraints
Database code analysis, on the other hand, is a more complicated topic as it is used in application
development. It is complicated, and developers may also have an extra choice for dynamic code analysis
for supplementing static analysis while the databases have different types of codes having different
considerations and conventions
What next for static code analysis?
These rules for static code analysis are not designed for offering a comprehensive query analysis tool
but they’re made to provide a useful first step when it comes to determining if there is something wrong
with your SQL code. If you are aware that your code needs further investigation, it can be easier for you
to debug the code and edit the part that needs investigation such that it doesn’t become an issue later
on. At the moment, DBAsvc contains rules to enforce what is considered “best practices” by the
community. However, the tool is highly customizable, and allows you create new rules to better match
the profile of your organization.