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  1. Export to Excel - Include a file of objects that could not be compared

    I've inherited a db that has 161 tables without a PK or anything that will allow the data comparison tool to compare the content of the tables. I was really hoping I could export a list of those tables to CSV so I could chop them up and divvy them out to my colleagues so we can quickly work through the addition of PK's Unique Indexes etc. order for the data compare tool to be useful going forward.

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    • Excluding columns from data comprison with options to include them in the deployment script

      Excluding columns from data comprison with options to include them in the deployment script because we need these columns as placeholders

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      • Convert .sdc files from older versions to newer, or backwards compatibility

        We have some users of SDC who are not able to upgrade to the latest version, and we would like to compare using the same project file for consistency and to prevent errors in duplicating changes. We find that SDC will get stuck in a loop or give errors if this happen. I assume this is a new feature, not a bug.

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        • Add timeout control

          This applies to both Data and Schema compare. To increase timeout on a compare, one has to append "; Connect Timeout=60" to the server name. This is not obvious, and incorrectly populates SSMS when deploying using the generate script tool.

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          • Ability to sync/mirror to left or right

            Include the ability to sync one side to the other so that rows that only exist on the target side will be deleted. Right now there's no way to delete unmatched rows on either side. In the file tool Beyond Compare, it's called Mirror to Left and Mirror to Right. http://www.scootersoftware.com/v4help/index.html?dir_sync_how_to_sync.html

            This would be really handy for syncing across environments like dev and preprod.

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            • universal authentication in azure sql database

              Support universal authentication for azure sql database

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              • Update all products at once rather than just SQLDC

                Have the "check for updates" check for updates to all installed RedGate products? This would be helpful for those of us on frequent updates - having to close SSMS to update Sql Source Control and then again to update Sql Prompt a few minutes later generally is a bit slow...

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                • Create the new functionality to support SQL comparing with ACCESS, EXCEL, or even CSV

                  As there are usually more than just SQL being used by a company, most likely they are also using Spreadsheet (the current EXCEL are much more powerful than ever), csv and even Access, it is very common to come up the need to import/export data between different formats, while SQL does not really provide a smooth user experience in the past and now. It would be great if red-gate can deliver that functionality in the future.

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                  • Have an option to continue a previously failed compare

                    Sometime (when comparing over a VPN connection) the comparing stops due to a transport-level error. When this happens, I'd love an option to "continue" a previous compare. (Starting with the last table the software was working on at the time of the failure.)

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                    • large number of partitions

                      SQL Data Compare is extremely slow for databases that have a large number of partitions (e.g. > 10,000 partitions). Even just loading the list of tables to compare takes about 10 to 20 minutes in this case. Similarly, the comparison operation takes 10 to 20 minutes... even if the partitioned tables aren't included in the comparison! Given that the partitions aren't relevant to populating the list of tables and the slowness during the comparison occurs even if the partitioned tables aren't being compared, it seems like it should be possible to speed this up. Usually partitioned tables have too many…

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                      • Memory Issue with Version 12.0.35.3485.

                        It crashes after running out of memory with 1m rows to copy on 12Gb RAM during data insertion / update. The database comparison phase is fine.
                        Version 11 use to work without any memory leaks.

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                        • Compile for 64bit

                          I keep running into problems with running out of memory when trying to Synchronize databases.

                          It appears the application is 32bit still as it seems to run out of memory around 4GB. Recompile the app for 64bit please so I can use all my 32GB of RAM...

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                          • Preview XML Datatype

                            Can you plead add feature to view/compare XML datatype. Current Viewer is not good enough to compare XML data

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                            • window resize handles missing

                              On Windows 7, the edges of the SQL Data Compare window don't seem to allow window resizing, and there's no visible border separating the window from the background.

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                              • Reduce temp space usage

                                I am currently using SQL Data Compare. When I ran it against one of our databases, with all tables it consumed all the space on C:. I am doing selections of tables at a time and it's still consuming more space on each run. If I restart it clears down the temp folder. any chance of clearing down at the start of each comparison?

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                                • in V12 don't automatically re-synch when switching deployment direction

                                  This is actually a deal breaker for me, because I often am switching back and forth to get different tables in sync, and this adds a lot of time to the process. Please at least add an option for this, it really interferes with my work flow.

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                                  • Please put the Fast Deployment option back into v12

                                    The Fast Deployment option has been removed from V12. Please add it back in.

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                                    • On Windows 10 with 125% dpi setting, the splitter indicator draws at the wrong location

                                      When dragging the pane splitter with the mouse, the dark gray split bar draws about 25% up and to the left of where it should be.

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                                      • Compare mode: Synchronize / Insert only new data

                                        It would be nice to have a feature that compares tables and inserts only new rows (but does not compare / update / delete existing rows).

                                        Benefit: The compare process would be MUCH faster if it had only to check if the number of rows differs or to make an OUTER JOIN on the PK fields instead to compare (the CHECKSUM() of) all fields

                                        There needs to be several levels of compare:
                                        - only empty tables -> skips if the target table is not empty; fastest, could be used e.g. for syncing new created tables

                                        - only when row number…

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                                        • In DC 12 minimize the mapping pane by default

                                          Unlike old versions of data compare the screen that shows all the tables i can check and set a where clause on also shows the table mapping by default every time. I almost never look at the mapping screen because i'm comparing two identical databases all the time. Please minimize or hide this by default again.

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