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  1. Display ports

    When I compare databases running on the same machine but on different ports, I cannot distinguish between the left and right dabase in the result view. Better to add the port behind the hostname

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      0 comments  ·  All MySQL tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow export of comparison results

      Once a comparison is done, allow the result to be exported or at least copyable so it can be saved for reference.

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        1 comment  ·  MySQL Data Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • MySQL Compare deploy scripts don't have formula of generated columns

        MySQL Compare Tools' deploy scripts don't have expression/formula of generated columns. Please add that feature

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        • Deployment scripts don't retain the names of foreign keys. Should use the CONSTRAINT `name` syntax when generating the script.

          Having foreign key constrains renamed things like 'ibfk_3' causes maintenance problems. When generating an update script, the tool should retain the name of the foreign key by using the CONSTRAINT `name_of_constraint` syntax before the FOREIGN KEY keywords.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  MySQL Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Problems in database design

            Maybe some tool that can show problems in database design like almost redundant object names or cols of a table or/and too many cols on tables are good samples.

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            • some mysql compare

              Both tools should be combined into a single user interface. Easy for users to switch data structure comparison or contrast. And, we should support projects run multiple comparison at same time.This will improve efficiency.

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                1 comment  ·  All MySQL tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Compare scripts folder to a database

                Would really love this tool to be able to compare a scripts folder to a database like SQL Compare is able to do.

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                  0 comments  ·  MySQL Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • It will be great if you create "Sql Search" for MySql.

                  Sql Search for Microsoft Sql Server is realized as plugin but for MySql it can be standalone application or plugin for MySql Workbench.

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                  • Can we have some help documentation for the MySQL Tools

                    Can you please generate help documentation for the MySQL Tools similar to what is available for SQL Compare and Schema Compare for Oracle.

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                      0 comments  ·  All MySQL tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • API for mysql compare like available for sql compare

                      Add MySQL Compare API as available with SQL Compare

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                        1 comment  ·  MySQL Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Scriptfolder feature

                        I know the MySQL bundles does not have the source control - and there is already an idea asking for it, but if the MySQL compare can generate and work with script folder like the oracle one does, we can check in the folder manually and make the tool as robust as oracle bundles

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                          0 comments  ·  MySQL Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add decent line breaking in view definition comparisons

                          Now, the whole view definition is on a single line and the compare display is worthless. Please add line breaks in the definition statement (just for display) so the statement can be inspected. Maybe just replace blanks with line breaks...

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                            0 comments  ·  MySQL Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add option to ignore column order in table definition compare

                            An option to ignore the order of columns between source and target table would be great. Especially since MySQL Compare can't insert new columns at the right position.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  MySQL Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Great frontend for weak engine

                              Your tools looks great but are completely unusable.

                              Bundle:
                              Is this one product or two independent? Why is it not possible to compare both schema and data? I even can't copy the database connection params from Compare to Data Compare.

                              MySQL Data compare:
                              It can't switch database encoding so my string data becomes '???? ???'. It generates buggy SQL when using custom comparison key. It can't pre-edit single vaues to be inserted in SQL script...

                              MySQL schema Compare:
                              Seems to be OK due to no nontrivial features used in my DBs (such as `national` fields). But all this software is…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  All MySQL tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • use add [column] AFTER [col_name] syntax to avoid table rebuild

                                When adding a column mid table and enforcing column order, it would be better to use the AFTER keyword to avoid a table rebuild. e.g.

                                alter table test_col2 add column d int after c;

                                8 votes
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                                • Generate deployment script without database names

                                  I want to run the deployment script to update data in several different target databases. Please add an option to generate the script without the database name.

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  MySQL Data Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • MySQL automated Backup

                                    I would be nice, if you complete your Tools with a Backup.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Source Control for MySQL

                                      It would be great to see your Source Control for Oracle product ported to support MySQL.

                                      Note from Red Gate: please do comment on which source control system you use (e.g. Git/Mercurial/Subversion/TFS etc.), as well as any other critical features for you

                                      48 votes
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                                      • SSL Connections

                                        Please add the ability for MySQL Compare to connect using SSL to the MySQL server

                                        37 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  MySQL Compare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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