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  1. I need to replicate a database for read-only reporting purposes and the production database is littered with all sorts of default constraints.

    For example:
    ALTER TABLE [schema].[table] ADD CONSTRAINT [DFtablecolumn] DEFAULT ('Unknown') FOR [column].
    This is what the definition is in SSMS.

    In SQL Compare:

    [column] [varchar] (15) COLLATE SQLLatin1GeneralCP1CIAS NOT NULL CONSTRAINT [DFtable_column] DEFAULT -- No text is available,

    Now the constraint fails AND the comma separator for the next line is missing.

    Another fun one:

    [SCD Surrogate Hash Key] AS (CONVERT([varbinary](64),hashbytes('SHA2_512',coalesce(CONVERT([varbinary](50),[column]),0x00)+0x0001))) PERSISTED NOT NULL,

    And SQL Compare loses all track…

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  3. While using command line to generate a difference report (in html format), if the two databases are identical, the console output says:

    Error: The selected objects are identical or no objects have been selected in the comparison. Use /include:Identical to suppress this error.

    If I include the /include:Identical switch, then the error is not reported on the console, but the output html file has all the objects in it.

    I don't want the console error as well as don't want the identical objects in the html file. This is what I want:

    1. Don't want to use the /include:Identical switch
    2. If…
    7 votes
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  4. Please could you consider adding support for the comparison of signatures between databases. Currently SQL Compare doesn't check for differences between module signatures, please refer to this forum post:

    https://forum.red-gate.com/discussion/87404/module-signing-support

    The consequence of this is that during deployment by SQL Compare, module signatures will be ignored, therefore causing deployed modules that depend on the signatures to fail during execution.

    Additionally, should signatures be removed from a database using a command such as sp_refreshsqlmodule (which implicitly removes signatures), SQL Compare will not identify that the signatures have been removed.

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  5. The comparison window seems to use a hard-coded value of 8 spaces for tab characters. The SSMS default value is currently 4 spaces per tab. So things that align just fine in SSMS are always wacky when displayed in SQL Compare. Couldn't you make this a user-configurable option?

    13 votes
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  6. Should work on:

    how to simply install SQL Compare/SQLToolbelt on AWS EC2 instance (Windows/Linux based)?

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  7. SQL compare regularly identifies a difference between the same index between the same table stored on 2 different databases as it seems to get confused with a different index then says the the same index underneath the 'different' one, should be deleted! It must not compare on the name of the index but maybe an order? Is this a bug?

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  8. If would be handy in SQL Search to be able to right click/Modify instead of double clicking, waiting for what could be a last treeview list in SSMS to open, then having to right click/modify.

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  9. When recreating statistics that were "Auto Created" they now become non "Auto Created".

    This means when comparing the database against the original, because SQL Compare doesn't display "Auto Created" statistics, it looks like there are loads of new statistics

    I found this as I am trying to change collation of everything in a database and have to recreate the statistics.

    Please can there be an option to ignore statistics if they match based on name and the only difference is "Auto Created"?

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  10. It would be nice to be able to navigate to the next diff (or previous) using a keyboard shortcut (e.g.: CTRL-N, F8, etc...)

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  11. I just want to share the differences between two databases with the developer and will have to explain that added or removed does not mean that anything was actually added or removed yet.

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  12. Make script file an editable plain text file so we review, edit or programmatically generate the file.

    Once the script file is used, there is no good way to retrieve what were included in that file, especially if the included objects have been removed.

    It will help us keep track of changes across multiple scripts (SCP) over time.

    Make it an option to compress it in case it is a large deployment.

    3 votes
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  13. Getting page not found error again when I try to get full details for updates to SQL Compare. URL being hit is https://documentation.red-gate.com/display/SC14/SQL+Compare+14.3+release+notes.

    I get the feeling that this needs to be added to the "new version number" checklist or something alone those lines. Had similar issue a few builds back.

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  14. SQL Compare ver 14.2.16.16006 Professional. When I select an object that is different, the details pane is brought up from the bottom. If I click on Refresh, a re-compare is performed and the detail pane goes away. The object that was previously highlighted, is still highlighted. When I click on that object, the detail pane does not come up. I need to click on another object to bring up the detail pane, then click on the original object.

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  15. 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.

    7 votes
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  16. Please support Unicode. The current version can not display my descriptions of fields with Unicode.

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  17. SQL Compare should try to detect renamed tables and use sp_rename. At the moment, the existing table is dropped and a new table is created with the new name. To avoid data loss, it is necessary to create a migration script but SQL Compare should be able to detect this in a similar way to how it detects column renames.

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  18. Ability to create a separate re-runnable script for each object being updated in SQL Compare, instead of just one big script. This is very important to our business.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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