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  2. I think its not removing the 'WITH' when doing remove schema binding for dependent objects

    v 13.7.3.9483

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  3. When creating indexes on large tables, it would be very beneficial to include the "WITH (ONLINE = ON)" in the create statement for the index to prevent table locking. This will need to be optional because not all server versions support it.

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  4. Currently the status messages in the UI for things like Updates to the application show up as blue ribbons that COVER THE SERVER NAMES. That's annoying. The choice are to be reminded again later or skip the message or whatever. But the location for the status message should not cover the server names. Could you kindly move it someplace else? Thanks.

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  5. Allow for pinning of the Object Definition Box so that it is always visible.

    It would be nice if you could make the ODB (that's what I'm calling it from now on) could be pinned or made to float so that I could reference it as i type.

    The object explorer does provide the same functionality... technically but its nice have the "source" immediately visible as opposed to the multiple folders in the Object Explorer.

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  6. tsql source has line:
    [CreateDate] datetime default CURRENTTIMESTAMP,
    the script that is generated:
    ALTER TABLE [dbo].[AirFlowData] ADD CONSTRAINT [DF
    AirFlowDaCreat82DA8F3] DEFAULT (currenttimestamp()) FOR [CreateDate]

    Error executing script:
    Incorrect syntax near '('.

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  7. I would like to start using the Red Gate Toolbox but I cannot afford the cost nor will my company pay for it. Is there an option to be billed monthly?

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  8. Add an option that will run post-script to set newly added columns that are of a bit value type and that are scripted with a default value to that value after the addition of a bit column.

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  9. This was the behavior in previous versions (at least it was for SQL Compare 10) and not sure when it was changed. But constantly switching folder paths make it error-prone and annoying. As an example, let's say I first chose Folder A/Folder B as Source and then Folder C/Folder D as Target. If I go back to source to pick another folder, now it points me to Folder C/Folder D instead of Folder A/Folder B as I originally selected.

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  10. When the target of the compare is a scripts folder, SQL Compare will create new items with the schema name as part of the file name, such as "person.Contact.sql".
    Could this be made optional?
    It doesn't affect the filename when altering, only creating.
    This behaviour causes us issues because we use Visual Studio database projects where the schema is part of the path, not the filename. For example such as "AdventureWorks\Person\Tables\Contact.sql"

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  11. As per:

    https://forum.red-gate.com/discussion/85655/feature-request-sort-objects-in-deployment-script

    When generating the sql compare deployment script - all objects are scripted in a seemingly random order.

    This could be covered by an option to enable/disable it.

    And obviously, there is a dependency order which much take priority first. But after that all objects should be scripted in alphabetical order.

    Use case for this is generating the same update script multiple times and committing it to source control. If this is done during a RC phase, the later iterations of the script will be 90% the same with minimal differences.

    Currently as it stands, objects get moved…

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  12. Can you provide an option in the tool to ignore unmapped tables for comparison?

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  13. I have 2 databases - production, and archive. Archive has all the indexes of production (starting with "IX") but also has some archive only ones (starting with "AIX"). Would be nice if I could add a filter to "exclude indexes starting with 'AIX-'" to my comparison - currently I have to export to a script, and manually delete all the "drop index AIX_..." sections.

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  14. I have installed the SQL Toolbelt and I would like to update all its components in one shot. Currently, It is possible only by downloading the setup of Toolbelt from Redgate site and "re-installing" the products.

    When I go to Help->Check Updates for particular component, let's say SQL Compare, only this component can be updated. And mostly I have to close All my SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) session and Visual Studio (VS) Sessions for the
    update, which is time-consuming, but I guess makes sense.

    But after this, I start again all my SSMS and VS sessions and When I…

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  15. Downloaded the trial version then my company paid for the toolbelt but when I click on Activate I get a error so cannot activate the software.

    Can’t connect securely to this page
    This might be because the site uses outdated or unsafe TLS security settings. If this keeps happening, try contacting the website’s owner.

    So, I'm contacting you...

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  16. In the results grid, give the ability to filter the results instead of having to sort, great example is the schema column, let us filter by schema instead of having to sort and then scroll to find the schema we want to look at.

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  17. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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