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  1. 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?

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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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                              • 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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