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  1. 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!

      13 votes
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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?

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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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                • Don't break desktop icons when upgrading

                  I like to keep a shortcut to the Data Compare on my desktop. It seems like every time I upgrade to a new version of the program, I get an error message if I double-click on the icon and to fix it, I have to re-create the shortcut by copying from the Redgate folder under Programs. Error message is "The parameter is incorrect".

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Export the configured tables to be compared

                      We need a way to export the tables that we currently have configured TO BE compared. We don't want the comparison results. We want to know what's going to be checked.

                      We need to keep track of this outside of the tool for our own personal audit reasons. I learned that you don't currently have this ability so I had to create my own XML parser to do this (about 30 minutes). So I anticipate it would be even faster for you.

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                      • Command line project options

                        Our database is really old and the naming convention for keys etc apparently don't allign automatically. Need to be able to create a project and manually add those connections as well as run the project with the Exclude:additional option. Having the ability to use options with projects would be important to avoid having to remove referential integrity of the database for your tool to work.

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                        • A Guide for SQL Data Compare on ReportServer databases

                          A Guide for SQL Data Compare on ReportServer databases - for which tables to compare (e.g. Catalog) and which not to (probably Users)

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                            • reporttype

                              Add a /ReportType to allow creation of an interactive report as per sqlcompare.

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                              • Shortcut key for the "Next difference for the selected column"

                                would be helpful to have a keyboard shortcut key for the "Next difference for the selected column" button instead of having to click the button with the mouse.

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                                • A way of removing the custom "open" box in favour of the standard windows dialog

                                  The "open project" dialog box is very confusing and not really helpful. It takes away from the usefulness of the program, rather than adds to it. Personally I'd rather have an option to turn it off and use the standard open file dialog instead.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Define sets of tables to make selecting tables easier

                                      When comparing big database there are often performance issues. For that reason I need to select only the tables that I need in the current comparison. This is a tedious thing to do.

                                      I propose the following feature: Let me define sets of tables. Then, in the table selection list, I want to be able to quickly enable or disable all tables in a given set. That way I could create a project with all tables off by default and a few table sets. I could then turn on only the specific table sets that I need right now.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Allow include/exclude via copy/pasted ids

                                        I have 1200 rows, 800 of which I want to exclude. I'm putting the IDs I want to exclude up next to the the checkboxes in SQL Data Compare and manually comparing each ID to decide whether to click the checkbox.

                                        This is tedious, yes, but worse is when I scroll, sometimes the next time I press space bar to unselect the selected rows, it decides it's actually active on the table differences window rather than the row differences, and undoes ALL of my work.

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                                        • Export to excel with highliting the differences

                                          Export option to Excel with colour Formatting which data is changed

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