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  1. Provide option to edit deployment script before running it

    Sometimes when copying data from server to server I need to change soemthing in the deployment script (e.g. replace a guid with another guid for a FK to work). Please allow editing the script before running it through Data Compare (currently I have to copy it, edit it and run it manually)

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    • Exporting ONLY mismatch fields to csv

      Currently, the Export CSV includes Matched and UnMatched field. It would be good to only see the UnMAtched Fields so quick action can be taken to fix it. It's especially painful when you have a table with a lot of fields and only a few are unmatched.

      This feature is currently only available inside the tool. See https://us.v-cdn.net/6029854/uploads/editor/1m/d9ozpaupqkzc.jpg

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      • compare one source table to 2 or more destination tables

        Allow data from one source table to be mapped to 2 or more destination tables. Due to requirement changes we needed to split data from one table in to two separate tables but data compare will only map one source table to one destination table. Some data has to be duplicated on both tables and some belongs to one or other of the new tables.

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        • Please improve compare of XML columns

          Its great that you can tell if xml columns are diffierent. But please improve the ablity to view the doc and see the differences. Being able to save change would also be great.

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          • Enable comparison of columns encrypted with Always Encrypt

            Currently if you try compare tables with encrypted columns, you get a cast error. It doesn't tell you that encryption is not supported. In fact it took your help desk two weeks to tell me it doesn't and suggest I post a feature request here. I do not know what mechanism you use to connect to SQL Server, but all of my other SQL Server clients support it seamlessly. That includes ODBC. Even if you didn't want to enable decrypting the data you at least could just allow the comparison on the encrypted values, and let the user worry about…

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            • Add "xxx tables or views with 0 rows" to the result list

              Today, empty tables that have no rows appear in the list of "xxx tables or views with identical rows only". It would be more accurate to split this list into tables/views with data that are identical and table/views that are empty.

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              • find wildcard

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

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                • Have an option to send only selected items in the .csv reporting.

                  It would be nice to have a quick way to send only the items I intend to process via a report. Currently in 13, I can only send everything.

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                  • Update info page is broken -- provides no information on what is included in the update

                    Fix the page -- give us some indication on what is fixed and/or what enhancements are in the update so we know if it is worth installing or if we might as well wait until next update.

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                    • plz add support for datetime/timestamp values to sql data compare

                      Yes its difficult to implement. And maybe not possible in all ways. But we have here really simple SQL 2 SQL Server Comparsions and enable the sync of timestamps would really helpful.

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                      • Move "automatically add new tables" to "data sources" tab

                        If I'm working from an old file, sometimes I need to add to the definition in there. But there are new tables, so I need to turn off "automatically add new tables".

                        However, the only way to turn it off is to change to the tables & views tab... which then adds all the tables you didn't want before you have a chance to turn it off.

                        It save a lot of time to move this option to "data sources", so I could set it before changing to the tables tab and I now have to find all the new…

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                        • Format XML columns so we can view the differences in the comparison viewer

                          I currently cut-paste each side into Visual Studio and save them as separate files and then use WinMerge to view the diffs. It would be so much more efficient if I could view the diffs natively.

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                          • SQL Compare/Data Compare constant CPU/Memory when idle

                            Even when not in active use. SQL Data Compare is constantly using CPU and memory. When minimized or in the background it should be idle

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                            • Cannot see all Table Mappings with a large number of unmapped objects.

                              If you have a lot of table mappings in addition to the tables that do map, you cannot see all the table mappings.

                              I have 61 tables mapped and 54 tables that are not mapped. I cannot map the tables because I cannot scroll far enough down the list to find a matching table.

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                              • Project level variables / merge fields

                                We use data compare to run a sync of lots of data across many tables all linked to a specific organization in a multi-tenant db.
                                It would be great to be able to define a variable at the project level, e.g. InstanceID, then be able to set a sql comparison to InstanceID = [InstanceID] (or @InstanceID). That way we could copy a project and just edit the InstanceID instead of going into 30 definitions and changing every ID. Would be most useful as a simple text replace, so we could use "between 1 and 2" or like 'abc%'.

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                                • Custom column data equality function / expression

                                  I'm having some column with data in the source <NULL> and in the destionation "000000" which are equal for functionality. Unfortunately I cannot add a seperate 'function' like you have a WHERE in SQL or a predicate / LINQ in C# to say these are equal.

                                  This way I have to manually check all 35.000 rows, instead of a much less set or records.

                                  Thanks in advance.

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                                  • Please add the Server+Instance+DBName in the title.

                                    If i compare 2 tables with same name in same schema the title does not display which data come from which source.

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                                    • compare two tables in the same database

                                      I don't see why the tables have to reside in different databases, backup, source control, or scripts folder in order to run SQL Data Compare.

                                      It wouldn't be much fuzz to add the ability to compare two tables regardless (i.e. in the same database). Sometimes I just need to divide the common traits from the differences, in order to plan some work.

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                                      • Include dates code when code was checked in to TFS.

                                        When I compare (with redgate) the TFS code and the database it would be nice to see when that code was checked in.

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                                        • Allow us to delete projects from the My Projects screen.

                                          Allow us to delete projects from the My Projects screen.

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