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  1. optionally have the ability script out all individual objects, rather having one monolithic deployment script, from the source that are unmatched or have diffs on the target. In my case I have a git repo that needs to brought up to date from a production server (a bit of a reverse of the usual workflow)

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  2. Most of the first-class objects for Service Broker are comparable by SQLCompare (i.e. queues, services, message types, contracts, service bindings, etc). One omission is Broker Priorities. It would be nice to have those at least comparable by the tool with an obvious next step having the ability to synchronize from source to destination

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  3. When copying text from the SQL View panel, in the resulting clipboard text all carriage returns are missing. A trigger of a few lines of text becomes just one single long line.

    This only happens for texts in the TRIGGERS part, not in the texts of create table, constraints, permissions or functions. There are no visible differences between these texts when looking at the SQL View panel, all texts look normal so this seems like a bug.

    It's quite annoying when you quickly want to fix a small difference, or just want to copy text; you have to step through…

    18 votes
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  4. SQL Compare tries to preserve data from table when adding a new NOT NULL column and adds below steps to deployment script:
    1. Create a new table B with same structure from original table A
    2. Perform INSERT INTO table B SELECT * FROM Table A
    3. DROP Table A
    4. Rename Table B to Table A

    The issue:
    For example if we add a new column to a ETL table with 1M rows. We don't need data to be preserved since table gets populated during ETL process. The deployment script without manually remove INSERT statement will take a very…

    5 votes
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  5. Currently, when going through differences, the highlighted line can be at the bottom of the window, so subsequent lines cannot be seen. It would be better if the view scrolled around the cursor position so that the current difference was always in the middle of the window.

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  6. I cannot connect to my databases on startup. The credentials are the same as I use in other programs and scripts but no dice. Some more meaningful error messages as well as options to specify the port and not clearing down the user/password fields would also be useful.

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  7. 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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  8. It would be extremely helpful for the compare to highlight the one that is newer. When trying to decide if server 1 or server 2 wins, we need to know which ones were updated more recently on one or the other server.

    Since the date fields are on extreme sides, it's difficult to compare dates.

    Color for the newer one or putting the date columns in the center would be two ways to help with this. Color/bold would be ideal.

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  9. I would like to see an option when clicking the trash can next to a custom filter rule, it would ask "Are you sure..." (I'll leave the text up to you). Too many times, I have clicked on the trash can instead of the pencil (edit) and poof--all my filters for that object type are gone.

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  10. 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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  11. Can we have an option that allow us to ignore the database users?

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  12. Can we have an option that allow us to ignore the database users?

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  13. 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…

    9 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.…

    9 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. When you right click on an object to see the deployment script and other options, include options for running immediately the script to target database. (to make it more interesting,to run the change script to any of the 2 compared databases).
    Also, this should be dome on the right and left scripts at the bottom of the page.
    Thanks

    6 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. Make the script for execution writable. It would be faster to be edited in you editor that is already connected to the target database and saves time . The alternatives (save or copy) are more time consuming

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