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  1. We really need the ability to "sync" a database to VCS repository, not just compare. I know this limitation exists by design because conflicts can be missed, but we have a scenario that demands it. We have batch check-ins that can take up to a half a day to commit manually.

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  2. There is an option to ignore identity seed values but none for sequence seed values.

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  3. 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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  4. When comparing a VS 2012 database project to a database, when the only difference is ALTER vs. CREATE (which happens because a stored procedure ALTER was executed directly, then saved) the comparison fails. An option to ignore this difference would be very handy.

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  5. It is an option in sql replication to map rowversion/timestamp columns to binary(8) columns. It would be a nice option for sql compare to allow for this difference between databases. Without it every table is flagged up as being different which is a headache.

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  6. I have some stored procedures created in database A with the statement 'create proc' and in databse B with the statement 'create procedure'.
    An option to allow me to ignore this case will very useful.
    Thanks, Ésio

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  7. For those of us working with data warehouses, using SORTINTEMPDB is the default behavior we need.

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  8. I'm using the Update software feature directly from the application. we have 3 products licensed, and i have to run all 3 updates separetely. i would be nice to install all 3 products with one setup run.

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  9. 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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  10. Project Options - option to ignore parameter default values. i.e. @fundid INT = 150 and @fundid INT = 152 on 2nd db is diff, option to ignore as may want to have different defaults per db but otherwise check sp.

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  11. Option to delete identical records from Target.

    I had the need to find all identical rows and remove them from the target as they shouldnt be there. I had to use the export to CSV, and using the data generator create a table with the 81k id's and then perform a delete in sql managment studio on the temp table to delete them.

    It would be so simple an usfull to be able to just select an option to delete identical rows from target in the Data compare or is there an option to control this
    I can choose to…

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  12. (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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  13. In SQL Compare make it remember the filter you last choose.

    I set up my filters and saved them to a file. Then picked that file in the filter drop down.

    The next time I bring up SQL Compare, I have to pick the filter again from the drop down. SQL Compare should remember the last one I used. Or give me the option to remember it like The Project Options allow you to save as My Defaults.

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  14. Using the SQL Compare v. 13 CLI to exclude a role that exists only in the target database used to also skip permissions granted to that role. The resulting script did not revoke the role's permissions in the target. Now, in v. 14 (14.4.11.17350), excluding the role only keeps the role from being dropped. The resulting script revokes all permissions granted to that role in the target. We think this new behavior represents a defect that should be fixed. See my support request 225533. I am told there is a bug report that addresses this issue: SC-10183. However, I don't…

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  15. 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…

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  16. I use SQL Compare very rarely. Most of the time I use it to find the differences between two databases with different structure version. And therefore I need to see in a blink of an eye what dml triggers are missing or outdated or whatever. Currently there is no possibility to filter for table objects like dml triggers.
    It would be very nice if there is an option to restrict the view depending on sub elements like Index, Column, Collation, Trigger.
    Maybe it would be enough if the seach bar at the top would also search the SQL view of…

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  17. Provide more support for resizing the app window...not the instance window ...that fine. The app window expands to the whole screen....this gives me the irrates as I need to get at stuff behind the SQL compare window

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  18. In version 11.1.30.30, I have 2 database where objects only differ because on schema has names that are camel cased and the other is all lowercased; everything else is identical but keeps showing in list of 'objects tat exist in both but are different'

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  19. Please see this thread

    https://forum.red-gate.com/discussion/comment/162865#Comment_162865

    I would suggest that because the proposed solution requires knowledge and access to the Registry this should be a feature to edit the list.

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  20. Compare already has a search filter, however it would be great if you could also search within the objects and not just by the object names.

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