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  1. Make script file an editable plain text file so we review, edit or programmatically generate the file.

    Once the script file is used, there is no good way to retrieve what were included in that file, especially if the included objects have been removed.

    It will help us keep track of changes across multiple scripts (SCP) over time.

    Make it an option to compress it in case it is a large deployment.

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  2. Getting page not found error again when I try to get full details for updates to SQL Compare. URL being hit is https://documentation.red-gate.com/display/SC14/SQL+Compare+14.3+release+notes.

    I get the feeling that this needs to be added to the "new version number" checklist or something alone those lines. Had similar issue a few builds back.

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  3. SQL Compare ver 14.2.16.16006 Professional. When I select an object that is different, the details pane is brought up from the bottom. If I click on Refresh, a re-compare is performed and the detail pane goes away. The object that was previously highlighted, is still highlighted. When I click on that object, the detail pane does not come up. I need to click on another object to bring up the detail pane, then click on the original object.

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  4. When running a deployment (especially for the automated DevOps part, but even for creating a deploy script) you should have the option to enter/update a new Extended Property value called like “RedGate Version #” with whatever the version number you get from the source control for that object. Ideally it would be nice to also update that in the database level Extended Property as well, but at least on whatever object you are making a change to with that deployment. That way you can self-document what the latest version control number was for that particular object (or the DB as…

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  5. 1) SQL Compare has handy database snapshot ability to a folder. It would be great if rather than creating 1 database snapshot at a time you could tick each of the databases you'd like a snapshot created for.

    2) Would be cool if like SQL Multiscript tool, you can speficity multiple servers and databases and have the snapshots named and/or placed in folders with server and database names.

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  6. Please support Unicode. The current version can not display my descriptions of fields with Unicode.

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  7. SQL Compare should try to detect renamed tables and use sp_rename. At the moment, the existing table is dropped and a new table is created with the new name. To avoid data loss, it is necessary to create a migration script but SQL Compare should be able to detect this in a similar way to how it detects column renames.

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  8. (1) the ability to compare 'similar/same' objects that are name differently
    (2) the ability to compare objects in the same database that are named differently
    (3) the ability to merge specific changes that are found, in both directions

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  9. In Windows operation systems it is a common way to use Control+Insert keys instead of Control+C to copy selected text.
    This is necessary to support left-mouse-handed people and it's driving me crazy that it does not work within your product(s).
    At least I would love to use this option when working within the Comparison to copy code from a left or right script using Ctrl+Ins.
    For completeness you should also keep "Shift+Insert" for Paste and "Shift+Del" for Cut operations in mind.
    Thank you

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  10. SQL Compare 14.2.4.15334
    I have checked "Ignore permissions" and "Ignore users' permissions and role memberships", but deployment script is creating grants for existing permissions on tables being recreated (replacement table created & populated, old table dropped, & replacement table renamed). Expectation is that it obeys the ignore options.

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  11. There should be a way to Export HTML via "Generate Comparison Results Report" using Command Shell.
    When we have a ".scp" file which contains the Information about the Databases to be compared, which is saved as a project.scp.
    In this case, if we have a ".scp" file, then is there any command to export the html.?

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  12. My company is using SQLCompare 14 and always create roll forward and roll back sql with 2 calls by reversing the input arguments., We output the database into file system and compare both directories. It took 15 sec for the "Registering data sources" because we have a big Database. We have 10 or more database so that adds up the time to several minutes to build a patch every time we check-in .
    Can we add a switch to create both forward.sql and rollback.sql at one time instead of call this 2 times? This can cut our build time in…

    8 votes
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  13. For example, I would like to ignore when a column is a VARCHAR on both databases but with different lengths so I can focus on when the 2 data types are completely different eg. VARCHAR and NUMERIC.

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  14. Let me change the location of the users data folders. The application creates a folder inside the Documents folder. When I change the location in the Application options dialog still a folder inside the Documents folder is being used. I want my Documents folder not to be used by this application

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  15. SQL Compare
    Sometimes I want to exclude specific items from deployment script when doing a comparison. For example, when comparing a table, exclude a specific trigger on that table.

    This is a SSDT feature that is missing in SQL Compare.

    I know custom filters can be used to achieve this, but this it is cumbersome for "ad hoc" choices, and I could not achieve the results wanted for the example below.

    Using a trigger associated as with a table as an example:
    Assume there is a schema change with a specific table that includes a trigger. Assume that the trigger…

    5 votes
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  16. I am trying to do a schema compare and deploy but the source database has 99k objects. Is it possible to chunk the deploy feature?

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  17. In SQL compare, if you open the pop-out widow to view differences in a separate window, the normal window controls like maximize and minimize are not available. you cannot double-click the title bar (or Alt+enter or F11 or anything) to maximize it.

    Request adding missing window management to the differences window

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  18. File->Create scripts folder should script index fill factor. When the created folder is compared against a DB I can optionally include/exclude the fill factor as I need

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  19. It would be nice to have clean powershell cmdlets (like SCA) for SQL Compare rather than having to use the old-school command line and arguments.

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  20. Currently using version 14.1.7.14336. clicking on Help, Check for updates. I get you are running the latest version. But there has been 3 updates released since. The current update is 14.1.10.14805 released 01/27/20.
    Trying to see why this happening. How long does it take for the software to see these updates.

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