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  1. in sql compare, list of items changed should be readable from scp file

    Sql compare produces an scp file which is an xml file. However, the contents of the change is compacted and encoded, and not readable in text editor.
    I wish the list of objects to change can be directly readable from the xml. "Generate comparison results report" is bulky and cumbersome. It would be nice if we have some very short summary in the scp file itself.

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      • SQL Change Automation idea: Please re-add the condition feature in the migration script in the packaged script

        SQL Change Automation idea: Please re-add the condition feature in the migration script in the packaged script since this was working before in ReadyRoll.

        More details in https://productsupport.red-gate.com/hc/en-us/requests/133672?page=1

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        • Allow the scripting of individual sql objects

          optionally have the ability script out all individual objects, rather having one monolithic deployment script, from the source that are unmatched or have diffs on the target. In my case I have a git repo that needs to brought up to date from a production server (a bit of a reverse of the usual workflow)

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          • Allow SQLCompare to compare and synchronize Broker Priority objects

            Most of the first-class objects for Service Broker are comparable by SQLCompare (i.e. queues, services, message types, contracts, service bindings, etc). One omission is Broker Priorities. It would be nice to have those at least comparable by the tool with an obvious next step having the ability to synchronize from source to destination

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            • multi factor

              Support Azure AD auth using MFA

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              • No carriage returns when copying TRIGGERS text from SQL View

                When copying text from the SQL View panel, in the resulting clipboard text all carriage returns are missing. A trigger of a few lines of text becomes just one single long line.

                This only happens for texts in the TRIGGERS part, not in the texts of create table, constraints, permissions or functions. There are no visible differences between these texts when looking at the SQL View panel, all texts look normal so this seems like a bug.

                It's quite annoying when you quickly want to fix a small difference, or just want to copy text; you have to step through…

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                • With SQL Compare 13 the compare report option to look like previous versions

                  Add Compare Report option to have the old format of side by side comparison of changes. This was an easier view of the changes then the +/- lines

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                  • Option to ignore preserving data when adding a NOT NULL column to a table

                    SQL Compare tries to preserve data from table when adding a new NOT NULL column and adds below steps to deployment script:
                    1. Create a new table B with same structure from original table A
                    2. Perform INSERT INTO table B SELECT * FROM Table A
                    3. DROP Table A
                    4. Rename Table B to Table A

                    The issue:
                    For example if we add a new column to a ETL table with 1M rows. We don't need data to be preserved since table gets populated during ETL process. The deployment script without manually remove INSERT statement will take a very…

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                    • Next/Previous Difference buttons to keep cursor in middle of text

                      Currently, when going through differences, the highlighted line can be at the bottom of the window, so subsequent lines cannot be seen. It would be better if the view scrolled around the cursor position so that the current difference was always in the middle of the window.

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                      • Connections page

                        I cannot connect to my databases on startup. The credentials are the same as I use in other programs and scripts but no dice. Some more meaningful error messages as well as options to specify the port and not clearing down the user/password fields would also be useful.

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                        • Report preferences should be stored in the project

                          It would be helpful if the definition for SQL Compare reports were stored in the individual projects and not as an application preference. I have 5 different databases and use the report on differences for all 5. I always have to switch the path for the reports. This change would solve that issue.

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                          • SQL Compare - Highlight Date of newer item

                            It would be extremely helpful for the compare to highlight the one that is newer. When trying to decide if server 1 or server 2 wins, we need to know which ones were updated more recently on one or the other server.

                            Since the date fields are on extreme sides, it's difficult to compare dates.

                            Color for the newer one or putting the date columns in the center would be two ways to help with this. Color/bold would be ideal.

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                            • Delete custom filter confirmation

                              I would like to see an option when clicking the trash can next to a custom filter rule, it would ask "Are you sure..." (I'll leave the text up to you). Too many times, I have clicked on the trash can instead of the pencil (edit) and poof--all my filters for that object type are gone.

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                              • Fix the installer. Could not install SQL Tool belt trial as Redgate Client service could not be stopped.

                                I tried to install the SQL Tool belt trial numerous times but was blocked each time saying the Redgate Client service could not be stopped. I tried to stop it manually but that did not work. I called support but they just sent an email telling me to stop the service. What part of "I can't stop the service" did they not understand?

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                                • Option for 'Ignore Users'

                                  Can we have an option that allow us to ignore the database users?

                                  Thanks

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                                  • Option for 'Ignore Users'

                                    Can we have an option that allow us to ignore the database users?

                                    Thanks

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                                    • Ignore datatypes

                                      I created a new database based on an existing but replaced all datetime columns by datetime2(2) and do not want to show this as difference neither want it be rolled back, when I create deployment scripts.

                                      Same could happen, if I change the size of a varchar, decimal or integer datatypes (bigint <> int <> smallint ...) and even, if a number is in one database is stored in a varchar field, I could want to ignore this and deploy only everything else

                                      See also
                                      https://redgate.uservoice.com/forums/141379-sql-compare/suggestions/7109654-an-ignore-option-for-differences-between-varchar
                                      which suggests to ignore varchar vs. nvarchar

                                      BTW: I solved my problem by syncing…

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                                      • Include a description of the active filter settings used for the comparison in the report output

                                        When generating a comparison to validate/review a deployment, you may use a fairly complex filter to identify the objects to deploy.

                                        If you generate a report to send/configure to a third party, the filter settings you used to generate the comparison are not shown/output (looking at the Active HTML output specifically, but may be true across other formats).

                                        The criteria used for the comparison are integral to the information being generated and should therefore be represented.

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                                        • Let SQL Compare adopt the Comparison Options of Source Control Source

                                          Unfortunately SQL Compare does not adopt the Comparison Options specified by the Source (here git repository created by SQL Source Control) which are saved in "ComparisonOptions.xml" in the git repository. Instead in SQL Compare I have to click on "Edit project" -> "Options" and check again "Ignore users' permissions and role memberships". This feels somehow not intuitive. During setup of the SQL Compare project a checkbox "adopt comparison options from source" would be nice - or maybe an "adopt" button just after setup.

                                          I saved the SQL Compare project as an .scp file which in fact is an XML file.…

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