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  1. We use both SQL Compare and SQL Source Control to track schema changes. When you update scripts using SQL Compare, it sets the ProjectGuid property in the RedGateDatabaseInfo.xml file. When you check in changes using SQL Source Control, it removes the ProjectGuid from the file. This creates extra work because source control indicates there are differences or conflicts when this is the only change. It would be helpful if the two tools functioned the same.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Instead of opening SSMS every time I create a new script with the DEPLOY button, it would be nice to check if SSMS is already openned and then switch to it instead of opening a new SSMS each time, at the end of the day I have 20 SSMS open.

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  6. SQL Compare currently attempts to drop and recreate a primary when changing compression.
    REBUILD PARTITION ALL WITH (DATA COMPRESSION PAGE|ROW|NONE
    would be more efficient and less intrusive since, among other things, it doesn't require dropping and recreating all foreign keys.

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  7. I have yet to find a tool to compare the contents of two tabs in SSMS.
    Ideal would be the ability to run an executable on the temfiles of two tabs. So the user could use diffmerge or whatever they liked, But any diff-function would be greatly appreciated.

    I don't know if SQL Compare is the right place, but it could be.

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  8. The tool will try to rebuild the whole table even when the only thing needed is the addition of one column. If you need it, I can send an image of the comparison results. To work around it, I search for rebuilds within the generated script and substitute them by the needed command, specially if the table is a very large one.

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  9. SQL Compare Flagged a difference between Test and Production Store Procedure but I could not see where. I had to use notepad++ compare to see a Single Space. Please make this visible in the next release.

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  10. After you specify a file path and save your filter.
    Delete the directory where the filter was saved
    Click the "Save" button again and you get an exception. Need a "Save As" function or something to override the setting you set last time.

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  11. If indexes & partition schemas/functions are set to be ignored, SQL Compare should not attempt to query them. Additionally would be helpful for other object types that are ignored so that the queries are streamlined to only what is selected for compare. This would be a performance enhancement, the pain is where there is a high number of partitions where the intention is just to compare something simple like stored procedures and UDFs.

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  12. Currently there are 3 output options when running sql compare via the command line /quiet /verbose and the default. I'd like to see an option between the default and verbose logging similar to the "Summary view" present in the main application.
    For example: I'd like to see the tablename that has diffs (default option) AND the name of the index on said table that is different (new summary option), but not the entire table definition (verbose option).

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  13. just like in sql data compare, it would be nice to compare a view with a table.

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

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  16. 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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  17. Hi

    I shortly was using the newest version of Data compare and Sql Compare. And I find it a bit too dark, to crowded. Hard to find the different options to compare, deploy.

    I today migrated to a new machine and installed back again version 11.3 and that make me happier than the last version. Also my co workers using the new version are not happy about the user interface

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  18. Previous versions of SQL Compare had much higher contrast on change highlighting in SQL View. SQL Compare 13 has a highlight tone that I can barely see at all. Please consider adding either configurable highlighting, or high contrast modes so people with vision issues can easily see changes.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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