SQL Source Control

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  1. Add ability to commit read-only files.

    Almost half the time when committing changes I get error message
    "Error Access to the path 'C:\User\UserName\Documents\Projets\Company\Dev\Sql\Tables\dbo.myTable.sql' is denied".
    Since I cannot copy this folder path, i have to manually open Explorer and navigate to the destination folder one at a time. Once I change the file to not be read only I can then checkin the file.
    Possible solution 1: Make it possible to copy the folder path in the error message so that it is much faster to get to the correct folder by simply pasting the path into windows explorer..
    Possible solution 2: Give a warning that…

    3 votes
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    • Remove <Count> node under <DataFileSet> for static data files

      Currently the RedGateDatabaseInfo.xml file has a node called <DataFileSet>, underneath which is a node (<DataFile>) for each table that is static data tracked.

      The top node under the <DataFileSet> (before the individual <DataFile>'s) is a count of all the <DataFile> nodes below.

      Can this count be done in the code?

      I am forever solving merge conflict that are just that count node having the wrong value.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Static Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow include Identity option at table level instead of Database level.

        In many databases there few tables with static values which are mapped with enums in the code. For such tables, Include Identity columns option is required. However, for few tables, we may not require to maintain the same primary key value in the source and target DB. Please do the needful

        17 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Initial Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Move sp_addrolemember scripts to be in User Object instead of Roles Object

          In our System we have 2-3 predefined Roles that the application uses to run against.

          The Issue I am running into is when scripting the roles i don't want all the sp_addrolemember being scripted into source control as the users using the role will be different in different environments. So it will always show up as a diff if the Role is already created and assigned to a user.

          I would like suggest adding those sp_addroletomember scripts be configurable to be scripted in the User object they belong to instead of in the Role Object

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          • Change the icon in ssms for the tables that are linked as static data.

            When you link a table as static data in Sql Source control it would be nice if the static tables were easily identifiable under the tables node in management studio.

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              1 comment  ·  Static Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a way to enter bugs

              Your feedback system should allow for a way for a user to input bugs that they find.

              For example, allowing unselect all for existing changes.

              I've never been a fan of SQL source control, and this product has made me dislike it even more.

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              • .AssemblyLoadHackery

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                #1:We attempted to load RedGate.Update.Client, Version=2.3.0.237, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7f465a1c156d4d57 from C:\Program Files (x86)\Red Gate\SQL Source Control 3\RedGate.Update.Client.dll, but got RedGate.Update.Client, Version=2.3.1.308, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7f465a1c156d4d57

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                • Add Support for SVN Keywords $Rev: $ and $LastChangedBy: $

                  Add the ability for SQL Source Control to update or make use of the $Rev: $ and $LastChangedBy: $ SVN Keywords

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                  • Allow filtering role membership the same as in comparison tools

                    We do not source control database users, but we do source control database roles created and the permission sets granted to them. However, even if users are filtered, to check in the role we must check in role membership as well, which can change in the development environment, and is not the same membership we would want deployed to a downstream server

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                    • Possible bug: lost check ins?

                      Okay, this can be VERY serious! I want to discuss this here in case someone else has similar effects: for several months now (i.e. also in earlier SourceControl versions), we had lost check ins! It occurs very seldom and so far, people said "you just forgot to check it in". But now, several people had the same effect that a successfully checked in stored procedure was just lost! The history does not show the change that the user successfully check in! As this occured about 3-5 times in the last months just for my user account, two other people are…

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                      • Ability to recompare with source on the Setup tab

                        Sometimes after committing changes to source I then want to restore a copy of a production database over the top of my dev db and test the changes by running "Get Latest". It seems that something is cached and there are no changes to get. It would be helpful to have a RECOMPARE button on the setup page that does a full compare of the current DB against source for both schema and static data. This would avoid the work around of unlinking, removing temp folder and relinking.

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                        • SQL Source Control - Filter

                          We are a shop that have multiple systems for clients that we managed from within a single database, using a separate Schema for each system.

                          I would like to be able to link a TFS database to a filtered list of objects (preferably) an entire schema but I could see where others might like just a subset of other objects.

                          If this is currently possible please let me know but I do not see a way to accomplish this without having a separate database for each system per client.

                          8 votes
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                          • 1 vote
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                            • Fix bug with role members and schemas

                              I filter out database users in my source control, because I do not want them accidentally deployed to another environment (may not be consistent across all environments). However, I do source control database roles, as many required permission sets are maintained through these roles. However:

                              1. Currently it is not possible to check in a database role without also adding the role membership. This should be a configurable option.
                              2. When using SQL Compare to deploy from source control, each user that is a member of a source controlled database role shows up as a "Schema" not present in the…

                              7 votes
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                              • The undo feature automatically disables your database triggers. I don't want my database triggers disabled.

                                We use DB triggers to track schema changes. If we use the Undo feature, it disables the triggers and we no longer are able to record the history apart from our source control system. Source Control is great, but we need to know exactly who made changes and when.

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                                  1 comment  ·  History/Log  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow users to copy the complete error message

                                  When an error occurs, I would like to be able to copy the error message so I can research it. I am unable to select the "complete error message" text so I cannot copy it. It's a simple thing, but it really would be nice to have.

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                                  • Display date of changes

                                    We are using this in an active DW environment. The date of the change would be a helpful SSMS column. We like to see what changed, even in non-checked in work.

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                                    • Allow users to change the Transaction Isolation Level. Serializable causes problems with linked servers.

                                      Ever since updating to 3.6.0.3, the default Transaction Isolation Level in deployment scripts is Serializable. If a stored procedure has a reference to a linked database it will fail. I have to manually edit every script now and change it to Read Committed...

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                                        0 comments  ·  Initial Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Source Control icon on database

                                        It could be helpful to indicate with an icon what is the databases source control system. For instance, git icon for git source controlled databases, TFS icon for TFS and VSOnline source controlled databases, etc..

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                                        • Source Control - Changed by unknown

                                          Problem:
                                          Sysadmin role is required to see who changed a DB object. I am not permitted to have this role and I would imagine many devs are in the same boat. This means that when many objects have been checked-in by many users it is hard to pick out one’s own changes.
                                          Solution:
                                          Have an option when checking-in which adds a 1 line encrypted comment to the start or end of each object script. The comment would contain the username of the person making the check-in (and a control parameter like the time of check-in for instance)
                                          This username can…

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