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  1. In the latest version (updated this morning), the swap button changes server names, etc. shown in the header part of the page (source and target), but leaves info filled in on the bottom half alone. Can be confusing as to which server/database/etc. will be the source/left side and which will be the target/right side.

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  2. plz, add filtering object names by wildcards(* ?) in find box.
    thanks...

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  3. When I print an interactive html report to a color printer, some texts and images of the header come out printed, and the green, red and yellow colors of the types of differences are lost.

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  4. When deciding to synchronize some objects, at the first screen of the wizard must exist a check-box for not checking for dependencies, if checked (also I would like this to be the default behavior). This should allow the wizard not even to check for dependencies, which could be faster

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  5. When applying data compression differences (table or index), use rebuild partition or rebuild index rather than drop & create, both to minimize impact, and in the case of primary keys on replicated tables, avoid failure because replicated tables can't be dropped.
    e.g.,
    ALTER TABLE schema.TableName REBUILD PARTITION = ALL WITH (DATACOMPRESSION = PAGE);
    ALTER INDEX [IndexName] ON schema.TableName REBUILD PARTITION = ALL WITH (DATA
    COMPRESSION=PAGE);

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  6. The only difference in our comparison of the numerous tables is the "WITH EXECUTE AS CALLER". Add option that will allow to ignore this options

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  11. I think its not removing the 'WITH' when doing remove schema binding for dependent objects

    v 13.7.3.9483

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Can you provide an option in the tool to ignore unmapped tables for comparison?

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