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  1. Recalculate Identiy Insert IDs

    After the inserts of new data using identity insert, generated by the scripts, the table become unusable, because the intern value of a automatic generated identity id for this table was lower and already used.
    Whe have had to set the internal identiy id counter to a new start value.
    Maybe it is a good idea, to recalculate this ids after a data comare session or to offer this on closing the application.

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    • Don't break desktop icons when upgrading

      I like to keep a shortcut to the Data Compare on my desktop. It seems like every time I upgrade to a new version of the program, I get an error message if I double-click on the icon and to fix it, I have to re-create the shortcut by copying from the Redgate folder under Programs. Error message is "The parameter is incorrect".

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        • Export the configured tables to be compared

          We need a way to export the tables that we currently have configured TO BE compared. We don't want the comparison results. We want to know what's going to be checked.

          We need to keep track of this outside of the tool for our own personal audit reasons. I learned that you don't currently have this ability so I had to create my own XML parser to do this (about 30 minutes). So I anticipate it would be even faster for you.

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          • Command line project options

            Our database is really old and the naming convention for keys etc apparently don't allign automatically. Need to be able to create a project and manually add those connections as well as run the project with the Exclude:additional option. Having the ability to use options with projects would be important to avoid having to remove referential integrity of the database for your tool to work.

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            • A Guide for SQL Data Compare on ReportServer databases

              A Guide for SQL Data Compare on ReportServer databases - for which tables to compare (e.g. Catalog) and which not to (probably Users)

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                • reporttype

                  Add a /ReportType to allow creation of an interactive report as per sqlcompare.

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                  • Shortcut key for the "Next difference for the selected column"

                    would be helpful to have a keyboard shortcut key for the "Next difference for the selected column" button instead of having to click the button with the mouse.

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                    • A way of removing the custom "open" box in favour of the standard windows dialog

                      The "open project" dialog box is very confusing and not really helpful. It takes away from the usefulness of the program, rather than adds to it. Personally I'd rather have an option to turn it off and use the standard open file dialog instead.

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                        • Define sets of tables to make selecting tables easier

                          When comparing big database there are often performance issues. For that reason I need to select only the tables that I need in the current comparison. This is a tedious thing to do.

                          I propose the following feature: Let me define sets of tables. Then, in the table selection list, I want to be able to quickly enable or disable all tables in a given set. That way I could create a project with all tables off by default and a few table sets. I could then turn on only the specific table sets that I need right now.

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                          • Allow include/exclude via copy/pasted ids

                            I have 1200 rows, 800 of which I want to exclude. I'm putting the IDs I want to exclude up next to the the checkboxes in SQL Data Compare and manually comparing each ID to decide whether to click the checkbox.

                            This is tedious, yes, but worse is when I scroll, sometimes the next time I press space bar to unselect the selected rows, it decides it's actually active on the table differences window rather than the row differences, and undoes ALL of my work.

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                            • Export to excel with highliting the differences

                              Export option to Excel with colour Formatting which data is changed

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                              • Issues when check items on the detail with Space bar (instead of mouse click)

                                On SQL Data compare, where we check Records CheckBox (on the details) with the space bar (instead of mouse click), it doesn't check the Tables Checkbox.

                                This means that when I click synchronise, it informs me that I didn't check anything, which is not true.

                                I've just download the latest version (11.1.3.23) and it still done the same issue.

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                                • Show command line equivalent of GUI compare

                                  I would like to see the equivalent CLR commands for the compare that has just been run using the GUI.

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                                  • Add the ability to select the tables for comparison using a SQL query

                                    Ability to select tables for comparison in a data compare project based on results from a query like “select tablename from… where ....?

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                                    • "Disable foreign keys" should also apply to views

                                      During deployment, the option “Disable foreign keys” should apply to views also, by ignoring the foreign keys on the table(s) that underlie the view.

                                      I am using specially-defined views, on 35 tables, to compare only rows for a single customer. With this many tables, there naturally will tend to be foreign key issues during deployment. When comparing views, SQL Data Compare does generate SET IDENTITY_INSERT statements on the underlying tables, but not the equally necessary ALTER TABLE…NOCHECK CONSTRAINT statements.

                                      Here are two sample CREATE VIEW statements:

                                      create view SDCmp.Client as
                                      select * from dbo.client where id = 9779

                                      create view…

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                                      • Create an option to analise an index without PK or unique index

                                        When we compare two tables without PK or unique index, we need to manually choose the index of the table that we want to be compared by the tool.
                                        However, with hundred of table we need to find all the table one by one in the result set and do this operation manually.
                                        I suggest to be created one button to facilitate the choice of another comparison key for all table at the same time. Something like choose the index that have more columns.
                                        It's going to be a lot of work do that for every one of the two…

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                                        • Create an option to order the comparison key

                                          When we compare two tables without PK or unique index, we need to manually choose the index of the table that we want to be compared by the tool.
                                          However, with hundred of table we need to find all the table one by one in the result set. If we have a option to order the collumn comparison key, all the table with this problem will be together and it's more easy to analise the problem.

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