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  1. Create or replace

    For procedures/packages etc. it would be great to be able to have a "script as CREATE OR REPLACE" option.

    We would use this to generate scripts that could be kept under source control in Mercurial, and applied to the (shared) dev database as needed.

    We could also then use the tool to compare whether the database is up to date with the latest changes in source control.

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      1 comment  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        2 comments  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow partial compare of schemas based on naming convention

        We manage ERP systems with larg schemas (150.000 - 200.000 objects) where only a small proportion - the custom objects - should be under source control / schema compared.

        To enable a decent use of Schema Compare for these systems, we would need to be able to compare schemas partially based on naming convention. Multiple assignments per schema should be possible, e.g. we want to match all objects for schema ABC matching the naming convention EE% and FF%

        17 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Option to Ignore Extneral Table Location

          When comparing an External Table from one environment to the next, a difference in LOCATION (or filename) that the table refers to triggers a difference. We use External Tables to read data into our warehouse and currently have to manually ignore or remove those location changes from scripts when the difference is discovered. Adding an option to "Ignore External Table Location" would be very convenient for us.

          11 votes
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          • Rename column - instead of drop and create

            If a column is renamed, Schema Compare for Oracle sees this as a drop and create, so during the table rebuild data is preserved asides from the “new” column.

            Could you make this work similarly to SQL Compare and execute a rename instead?

            8 votes
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            • Allow schema comparison from a specific revision of the repository

              When your source or destination is an SVN repository allow to select a specific revision of the repository.

              It is true that there are workarounds for this but it would save time to do it automatically in the tool because now either you have to checkout or update to an specific revision from the svn or you have to create tags in your repository for each version.

              6 votes
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              • SDK

                as SQL Schema compare sdk

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • snapshot

                  Create snapshot options should be similar to those in the SQL Server tool. We are currently limited to snapshot only from TNS and manual connection. We should have the options to create a snapshot from script file or source control. This is vital to our build automation

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                    1 comment  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow limiting the deployment to only differences and objects missing , without project , at command line

                    I must prevent to drop any tables, because the database may contains other tables for another application.
                    And yes , they are in same schema.

                    I need to deploy database changes on multiple databases, at client site, from a single snapshot.

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                    • Objects included in the results - CommandLine

                      Filter for object types in command line application (SCO.exe).

                      There are several cases when to apply only changes for specific object types (i.e. package, procedure, function) instead of all differencies. Such as in GUI.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Direct Comparison to Source Control

                        Similar to the SQL Server Product, Source Control should be an option as a Source or Target for the comparison.

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                          0 comments  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add database-level objects to schema (database?) compare

                          I'd like the ability to compare schema, role and other database level objects for deployment. Most notably schemas (users) and roles.

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                            0 comments  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support Table Type Columns

                            It appears that Schema Compare does not support table types as columns. I have a table that had a type type added to it on dev. I compared it with QA and it correctly detected the difference, however, the migration script did not include the storage clause necessary for deployment. The statement it created is this:

                            ALTER TABLE xxproduct.audit_log ADD (audit_value xxproduct.audit_value_tab);

                            It should have created something along these lines:

                            ALTER TABLE xxproduct.audit_log ADD (audit_value xxproduct.audit_value_tab)
                            NESTED TABLE "AUDIT_VALUE" STORE AS "AUDIT_VALUES"
                            (PCTFREE 10 PCTUSED 40 INITRANS 1 MAXTRANS 255 LOGGING
                            STORAGE(INITIAL 65536 NEXT 1048576 MINEXTENTS 1 MAXEXTENTS 2147483645
                            PCTINCREASE…

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow pre-filtering of objects before running a schema comparison

                              Specifically, please allow exclusion of packages, as our DBAs have restricted access to the all_source table.

                              (If you vote on this idea please mention any specific or general rules you'd like to pre-filter by)

                              3 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The function of Schema Compare that compares schemas with script folders has the problems that it ignores all extentions different than sql.

                                It would be useful to support files with different extensions, either by allowing to configure ignored extensions (all other will be treated as sql) or by allowing to configure extensions for specific types of objects.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Synonym comparison limitations?

                                  I have a schema where synonyms are not being compared correctly. In particular this is a synonym that refers to a remote object. Is this a known limitation of Schema Compare?

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                                    0 comments  ·  Schema Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi – thanks for the feedback. There is some basic support for synonyms in Schema Compare, but without more detail it’s hard to say how the tool should behave in this scenario.

                                    If you could provide some more details of the issue, and describe what you were expecting to see in the comparison results, that would be really useful.

                                    If you’d prefer not to post the data in this forum, please email it to oracle@red-gate.com and we’ll get back to you.

                                  • Bug in compare with virtual column

                                    When I do a schema compare that has added a virtual column the alter table command that it generates has a bug in it.
                                    The statement it generates is:
                                    ALTER TABLE vendor_portal_user.vendor_contacts ADD (dbupper_username VARCHAR2(30 BYTE) GENERATED ALWAYS AS (UPPER("DBUSER_NAME")));

                                    Which results in error:
                                    ORA-54015: Duplicate column expression was specified

                                    The correct syntax is:
                                    alter table VENDOR_PORTAL_USER.VENDOR_CONTACTS add dbupper_username as (UPPER(DBUSER_NAME));

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                                    • Add an ignore option for Schema Compare to skip when errors occur, e.g. Error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

                                      Error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object is displayed and Schema Compare stops. It would be better if it were possible to continue beyond this error and just have a logfile of errors with details of the objects that failed.

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                                      • Streamline the workflow

                                        Hi,

                                        I am developing on my local machines and then deploy to my customer's development machines. I am deploying at least 2 to 3 times a day to at least 2 different databases.

                                        Every time I do this I get the OCP selection box, cancel, select the OCP file I need, click on compare, click on the differences I want to deploy, click on deploy, click on next (I always deploy directly to the destination), click on deploy now, click on are you sure.

                                        I'm sure this can be streamlined and simplified. Don't use modal dialog boxes on top of…

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                                        • Schema Compare - Local Indexes

                                          when migrating indexes in schema compare,bitmap indexes on a partitioned table fail - local clause missing

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