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  1. Escape to close value details

    In SQL Data Compare, when I click on the box to show Value details, the box pops up just fine. However, I really really want it to close when I hit Escape. Having to actually 'X' out of that box bothers me. I may have dozens or hundreds of records I need to check quickly, and it takes so much longer.

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  2. My notebook was stolen and I can't deactivate my existing licence

    My notebook was stolen and I can't deactivate my existing licence. Please help!

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  3. Speed It Up on LARGE Databases

    I created a new project. DB has 2004 tables. I only care about ONE db schema - "pricemanager", so, about 20 tables, of which I care to compare just 11. It takes nearly five full minutes just to get a tables and views page I can choose from.

    WHY, can I not simply "FILTER BEFORE RETRIEVAL"? I know what I want, and it isn't 2000+ tables and 5000+indexes, et al.

    I JUST upgraded to 13.4.5.6953 in hopes of some speed improvement
    - all hopes were dashed when it ground on for the usual 5 mins.

    need to eliminate the 4…

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  4. provide additional binary data view options (i.e. PDF, Word, HTML)

    When i am comparing tables with binary data i am limited to Ansi or Unicode Text, Hexidecimal or Picture. We are storing PDF, Word and HTML documents and i would like to be able to view those better to see the differences. If this is not possible how about an export to open the data into the actual application (like an "open with....." option)

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  5. Azure MFA support

    Support Azure AD auth using MFA

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  6. Please don't cover the header with update notices

    When updates are available, you cover part of the header. Please do not cover this information. (screen shot available upon request)

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  7. Add the possibility to trim leading white space

    An option for trailing white space does already exist. Unfortunately there is no option for leading white space yet. This would be very useful and propably is no big deal to implement.

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  8. Maintain table mappings when switching comparison types

    If you have a project with a bunch of table and view mappings configured, you can easily switch between (similar) databases and retain those mappings. However, if you switch from the database type to the scripts type, even if the schema is basically identical, any mappings with filters get unchecked, but the rest remain selected. RedGate silently makes this change, and it should be considered a bug. Let me choose which action to take. If you try to re-enable those mappings, the filters are only applied to one side of the comparison, which is also an issue.

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  9. Need ability to select certain dependencies versus all

    When creating deployment script, would like the option to select from the list of dependencies rather than all or nothing.

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  10. Include History tables together with temporal tables in comparison

    I need to compare and sync history of temporal tables as well when testing our system in different environments. Competitive products already have this feature.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. find wildcard

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

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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