SQL Source Control

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  1. Strangely "Last changed by" is incorrect.

    I modified 10+ tables by dropping and creating an index. On two tables the index didn't exist and I had to create it. Big was my surprise that those two tables had a different user than me set as the owner of the change. It is even more strange that each table has a different user mentioned as the change owner.

    No big issue, but still something weird. And perhaps better if the change is linked to the user doing the change.

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    • Add "Select Object in Object Explorer" in Commit changes tab

      Add option like SQL Search application for quick acces to object

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      • High DPI screen scaling doesn't work well with SSMS 2016 RC3

        High DPI screen scaling doesn't work well with SSMS 2016 RC3.
        The source control screen doesn't fill the entire work area, but just takes up a small rectangle in the top left (approximately 50% x 50% of the work area).
        This occurs on a 3840x2160 pixel screen, SSMS version 13.0.14000.36, red gate source control version4.4.0.1714 standard

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        • Separate triggers from tables

          Please give option for DML trigger changes be tracked separately from tables. It's very annoying trying to support and enhance a trigger-heavy inherited database that needs an extensive trigger optimizations. It doesn't allow me to isolate and rollback my changes very easily ... and branching and integrating - ha! This was almost a big enough deal to send me to ApexSQL... alas, I am regretting my decision these days. It seems people have been requesting this feature in Source Control and Compare for a while... please stop pushing it aside - it's frustrating. Thanks

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            • Support Vault 9

              Please add version 9 support.
              Thanks.

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              • Source control slow down

                SQL Source control is slowing down my entire SSMS. This wasn't always the case, but now trying to get a context menu to show up on a table can take up to 30 seconds. Please fix!

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                  1 comment  ·  Initial Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SSMS Object Explorer filter database

                  I'd like the ability to filter unwanted databases out of the treeview in Object Explorer.

                  I work with SQL instances which contain 100+ databases but I'll only be working with approx. 5 of them. It would save me a huge amount of time if only the databases I wanted to work with were shown.

                  This would also be useful for anyone connecting to a SQL instance for shared web hosting as they'll likely only be interested in a single database out of the hundreds that would be listed in SSMS.

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                  • Fix Extended Properties difference highlighting

                    I use extended properties on all of my columns and tables. When I check in a table initially, these transfer fine.

                    If I edit the table and add a new column somewhere in the middle (i.e., anything other than the last ordinal position) and give that column an extended property, SQL Source Control correctly identifies the new column. However, down in the bottom pane when it compares the database version with the source control version, it incorrectly flags each and every extended property in an ordinal position after my new column as having changed.

                    Can this be modified so that…

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                    • When generating a migration script there should be options to indicate if an object exists then, take the appropriate action (create/alter)

                      Basically when you compare then you want the script to generate by checking if the database object exists then perform the appropriate action. So, if you are updating a stored procedure then there should be two blocks of statements where the first block is to check if the stored procedure exists and if not exists then create the stored procedure else alter the stored procedure. This should be applied to other database objects such as tables, columns, views, functions, stored procedures, user defined table types, etc.

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                      • Embed Coments

                        You should consider adding tokens like the following:

                        --%version --%
                        --%modifications --%

                        When you check out the latest version of a SQL Script, Source contral would replace a token in the script with the version history from the repository.
                        When the script is checked it additions made in the modifications token are grabbed and included in the comments box for check-in.

                        In addition the modification comments could be formatted a little better either by discreet fields or by a masked format.
                        Make the message concise and informative. I use the following format:

                        [bug/issue number] [Area of Focus] [Action completed]

                        Ticket:…

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                        • make multiple git commits without a refresh in between (until after push)

                          When committing multiple changes with GIT it takes several extra minutes, because it has to recheck for changes between each commit.

                          I have a large database and sometimes 10 or more commits to make in a row.

                          It would speed up a lot if it did not have to refresh in between each commit.

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                            • Manage setting ChangeLog Database through UI for SQL Server

                              The SQL Source Control uses the default trace in SQL Server, however this is stored in the tempdb which can be cleared after a restart.

                              RedGate suggest using a change log database as shown in the link here: https://documentation.red-gate.com/display/SOC3/Logging+changes+to+shared+databases

                              However, this requires you to manually edit the Engine Options xml file in the user profile, this should be configurable in the UI making setup a lot easier. If you have 10 or more developers it requires that those developers maintain their own Engine Options xml file.

                              It would be great if this is configurable through the UI on Setup when…

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                                • I would like to see a command line interface added to the SQL Source Control. Having this to be able to automate saving change into TFS

                                  Have asked for this from support several years ago when the Source Control first was offered. Surprised still no command line interface. The ability to automate saving db changes automatically into TFS or GIT would be widely accepted by the DBA community. I would purchase it tomorrow if was made available.

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                                  • Support Database Projects Referenced as Same Database in SSDT

                                    Currently, when comparing an SSDT project using SQL Compare, it only loads the base project. If the project references another project as the same database (the standard workaround to the circular reference problem), the objects in the referenced project will not be compared. This can lead to changes being missed and deployments failing.

                                    It would be nice if SQL Compare could follow the reference back and include the objects from the referenced database in the compare as well.

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                                    • Allow a pre and post scrip to run on SQL Data Compare

                                      Sometimes I need to write scripts to run before and after a SQL Data Compare.

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                                      • git commit and push together

                                        Add the option to push to a remote at the same time as a commit (maybe a checkbox next to the commit button - similar to sourcetree).

                                        This would be easier than having to navigate back to the "commit changes" screen and push using the error prompt.

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                                        • git - mechanism for adding/commiting external files

                                          I have a single repository for a project that contains both database files and c# code. Currently, git support only allows me to commit database files, leaving the c sharp code out of step and potentially in an inconstant state.

                                          It would be great if sql source control had the option to stage and commit other changes in the repository (or allow me to generate files but not commit changes - similar to working directory mode).

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