Option to select individual dependencies (or affected objects) when migrating changes with the deployment Wizard.
Currently the Deployment Wizard only allows for all dependencies to be specified, or not. If I know a specific dependency to be problematic (will fail the overall deployment if selected) my only options are to not deploy dependencies (not good) or to generate a migration script and step through it a bit at a time or remove references for the dependencies I need to skip, which can be cumbersome when dealing with many changes. It would be nice to be able to choose all dependencies (current option), specify not to deploy dependencies (currently an option), or incrementally check on or off specific affected objects from the "Review Dependencies" step in the deployment Wizard.
Adam Gojdas commented
This feature is sorely missing
Travis Hunt commented
There have been many times where it picked up many more dependencies that I didn't need so I had to manually find and apply the individual ones I did need before I could actually use the compare.
I agree, this should be top priority. Sometimes, I knowingly skip one object that I need to handle manually but it gets included in "All dependencies" option.
This should be on the very top of the features. It practically defeats the purpose. If you have to manually review the generated script every time what it ts the point.
This should be one of the top ideas to implement
James Strath commented
Absolutely! Such a feature would be most welcome.
Very good idea Dan!
Furthermore I would like to suggest some kind of filter for the /IncludeDependencies-Switch of the commandline:
In this case only dependencies of object-types Assembly and Table are considered.
Roberto Stoppani commented
I often find myself in the same situation as described by Dan.