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  1. 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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                          • Time stamp to mark the start and end in the Fast Deploy output window

                            Would be nice (for being able to measure the length of time it will take to perform a deployment) if the Fast Deploy output window would time stamp the time the deployment started, and when it ended. You could even get a little fancy by having a "total time of deployment" total, in addition to the time stamp mark.

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                            • Export results to a single CSV file

                              Exporting the results to a single CSV file instead of a separate file for each table.

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                              • Option to selectively refresh objects

                                I think it will be a good feature to only refresh the object that I selected? I know that there is a workaround on this: to only keep objects for comparison. But in my case, I find it tricky if I constantly alter the filtration of objects for comparison.

                                Thanks a lot!

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                                • option to delete PKs before insert/update

                                  option to delete PKs before insert/update

                                  allows solve problems with data already in table on any re-run script

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                                  • Since version 11.5 the results view is really slow to navigate.

                                    Since version 11.5 the results view is really slow to navigate when you have a lot of results to compare.
                                    This new slower view is a backwards step from the previous version 11.3 which was really fast to navigate even with big result sets.

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                                    • Bring back Pivot view

                                      Anybody miss Pivot view? It was scrapped after 11.5.

                                      Can we get this feature restored?

                                      23 votes
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                                      • Allow compare between two tables with same structure but in different schema

                                        When developing ETL processes we often have tables with same structure but live in different schemas in databases to compare. Would be useful to be able to define a mapping between two tables that are in different schema.

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                                        • Recalculate Identiy Insert IDs

                                          After the inserts of new data using identity insert, generated by the scripts, the table become unusable, because the intern value of a automatic generated identity id for this table was lower and already used.
                                          Whe have had to set the internal identiy id counter to a new start value.
                                          Maybe it is a good idea, to recalculate this ids after a data comare session or to offer this on closing the application.

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