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  1. 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 Return the Where Clause Filter Icon

      In prior versions when a where clause was created for a table an icon appeared next to the table name indicating a where clause had been applied. The icon no longer appears and when working with multiple tables at once it can be difficult to remember which tables have a where clause applied to them without having to reopen the where clause screen.

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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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        • Add a project setting that NOT automatically data compares new tables

          When in the xml project file a new table is not available and the table exists in the database sql datacompare now automatically compares this table.

          For a lot of user tables this is not the expected behaviour.
          It would be nicer, if the user can configure if 'unknown' tables will be automatically compared or not.

          So please add a setting that new tables are not included in the compare automatically.

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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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                  • Organise different projects into folder or tree structure

                    Great products, couldn't live without them!

                    We maintain a lot of projects. I'd love to see some way that the projects can be organized into folders or a tree structure. At the moment the flat structure gets messy. Understand how you can save your projects in different folders in your file system..

                    Thanks

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                    • Disable unique constraint indexes

                      If a table has a unique constraint index on say the name column and the change is just sapping the names on the IDs. The script to update the names ends up failing because it causes a unique constraint violation, but if the index is disable, then the update runs, then the index is rebuilt the unique constraint does not cause a failure.

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                      • Provide support for custom comparison queries

                        While browsing the improvements, I notice a whole set of ideas centered around the ability to filter data, providing support for data types that may have changed between stages in the database lifecycle (development to QA to production for instance), and the ability to filter columns, changing column names, etc.

                        All of this could be supported by providing custom SQL query support in SQL Data Compare.

                        The tool should provide for a custom comparison query for the source and destination table.

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                        • Provide explicit table and schema exclusion

                          This improvement is similar to https://redgate.uservoice.com/forums/147879-sql-data-compare/suggestions/4157645-exclude-special-schema-from-datacompare, but I would like to sketch the idea out a little further.

                          SQL Data Compare should provide a filtering option that allows the user to exclude entire schemas from comparison, or to exclude tables explicitly. This can be done somewhat at the schema level by unmapping an Owner.

                          But this doesn't provide the feedback on the main screen that I would like to see. There should be an additional Type on the main screen named "Deselected for comparison". Tables or schemas that are not mapped shouldn't be put into the "could not be…

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                          • calculated Comparision failed primary Key not found, but exists

                            There is an PK defined as PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED, this Key will not be found AS comparison Key in Version 12, in Version 11 OK

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                            • Allow a filter on comparison key types.

                              Usually We are only syncing data for lookup tables only. It would be nice to be able to filter out specific datatypes for Keys e.g. int, bigint usually not necessary.

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                              • Add a "source option" for nuget package store

                                It can be very useful to add an option for reading from a nuget package store, in addition to "Direct From Source Control" and "Scripts folder".
                                The package should be reached unsing the http url. This is useful when reading from a build server outcome, which can upload the packages to the nuget store.

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                                • allow to user decide the compairing order of tables

                                  user can choose which table compare first,which table 2nd , which table 3th and so on (rather than default alphabetically comparison of tables). It is helpful for linked tables for example suppose that we want to compare two databases d1,d2 with two t1,t2 tables which t2 refers to t1 with column a .
                                  "sql data compare" first compares d1.t1 with d2.t1 and find no difference,then compare d1.t2 with d2.t2 and finds some records are added to t2 because someone adds record to t1 and then add records to t2 while "sql data compare" compare t2.
                                  in fact ,"sql data compare"…

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                                  • Add on the fly "Sort By" to columns that would sort differences to the top if not all of the values in that column changed

                                    Please consider adding the ability to sort the differences in a column to the top. In some tables we diff there are lots of changes to some columns we don't care about and we have to sort through thousands of results to see the differences in the columns we do care about.

                                    It is very limiting that when clicking on the sort on the top of the columns it only sorts based on the data in the columns ascending or descending.

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                                    • Allow the new style menu bar to be pick up operating system colour scheme and fonts

                                      The new menu bar (from version 11.5) is hard to read.

                                      I have to turn off ClearType and various effects to stop the PC giving me a headache. I now find the new Office XP style menu bar of SQL Data Compare (and presumably SQL Compare) 11.5 with spidery white text on black very hard to read. Makes me want to revert to the previous version of the application, if I could.

                                      Can we have an option to turn this off and use the operating system default colour scheme please? I'm sure I won't be the only one with accessibility…

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                                      • source

                                        Display the source (when source control is the source) like you do in SQL Compare.
                                        For example, in SQL Compare, you get the icon but underneath there is a URL to indicate which version you are linked to. In SQL Data Compare, there is JUST an icon.

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                                        • Provide an automatic custom key option on Tables & Views tab

                                          It's extremely time consuming to have to go to each individual table to create a custom key for comparing tables. Even with the common option of holding Shift to select a range. I have databases with hundreds of tables, and not all have a PKey. It would be nice to have an option that automatically selects all columns on the Tables & Views tab. You could even offer other options to select certain columns, or other ad-hoc options, for what columns to use in the compare process.

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