SQL Source Control

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  1. history rename

    Treat object RENAME as Source Control (TFS) file RENAME not Drop & Add which deletes Source Control history of the object/file

    More details can be found here: https://redgatesupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/88809

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    • See incremental changes made before committing

      When working with an object, there is a chance that another developer has made modifications as well since many developers work off of the same database.

      When committing, it would be nice to be able to see a history of modifications. Each time an object is modified (F5) take a commitable snapshot of that object.

      When a developer goes to commit, they could see the different times an object was modified and commit all at one time or commit the individual changes made over time. Doing a commit will roll-up all previous commits made.

      Example:
      Day 1: Dev A: Adds…

      11 votes
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        1 comment  ·  History/Log  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Option to use modification date as the commit date

        With SQL, when you modify an object, that object is now out there to be used or tweaked by other developers. Committing it is really just a statement of, I'm done working with this object and here's what I've done.

        We have the problem of not committing objects as timely as we should. We make a modification and go our way until we realize a week later, we forgot to commit. So we commit, but the date time stamp of the commit is not helpful. That is just when the developer remembered.

        I think it would be much, much more…

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          0 comments  ·  History/Log  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • A way to select the database from the tab itself.

          I develop and have to switch between multiple databases and the source control tab keeps following the database I am on. When I want to commit changes I have to stay put otherwise I keep losing the progress looking for changes. It would be nice to have the option of which database we are looking at from the tab itself, instead of from the SQL Management Studio one

          10 votes
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          • ReadyRoll integration with Source Control

            ReadyRoll looks great but one of it's downsides is that you have to use Visual Studio. If mostly work gets done using SSMS, then switching to Visual Studio is not a great experience.

            Both ReadyRoll and SQL Source Control use the same comparison engines, they both output objects as files on disk and support migrations.

            To satisfy both worlds (making great experience when using Source Control on SSMS) and have a proper way to automatically update databases from source control files using migrations (like ReadyRoll does), SQL Source control should integrate with ReadyRoll - after each commit, a migration script…

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            • Ability push database linking of database to team members

              When using a shared database development model having a location which allows you see which developers have linked to the database. Also having the ability to be able to push out the linking to the database to developers from a central point

              5 votes
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              • Uncommited change wall of shame report

                Button to produce a wall of shame report of uncommitted changes by user across all databases

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                • Data warehouses need source control too! (Azure SQL Data Warehouse / PDW)

                  Add source control support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse. I'd love to be able to source control my data warehouse schema.

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                  • Would be nice to see what filtered objects are under source control (even if they are committed)

                    When using filters in SQL Server it would be nice to see what objects are under source control (even if they are committed, maybe with a yellow dot). Currently only uncommitted objects under source control are indicated.

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                    • allow to select/unselect dependent objects on commit

                      On commit, there is a button to select/unselect all dependent objects. It would be good to have select/unselect basically a check box to tick or untick the dependent object. This will allow me to select specific dependent object I wish to control not all.

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                        0 comments  ·  Initial Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • filter

                        Allow object types same as that of SQL server database objects. Example, I would like to include some functions under "Table-Valued functions" under the object type "Function". It would be good if there is a tree structure for each object type same as that of SQL server database structure.

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                          0 comments  ·  Initial Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • SourceControl occupies gigabtyes of old files

                          Today, my Windows C: device was 99% full. During the search of the biggest files (which were the Windows/assembly/ folder) I noticed gigabytes of SQL Source Control files! Back to Source Control Version 3.x and 4.x even though we already updated to 5.x. Source Control does not clean up old files.

                          Directories I found old Source Control files:

                          C:\Windows\Downloaded Installations\
                          C:\ProgrammData\Downloaded Installations\
                          C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Red Gate\

                          Please provide a function do uninstall all those old files that occupy even gigabytes of disk space storage. Thank you!

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  History/Log  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • "error creating window handle"

                            Redgate is throwing an error that is costing a lot of our time to be wasted. I can link to source control no problem, but when I go to the commit tab, I see steps 1 through 4/4 complete, then I see the list of changes to check in, but this error pops up and after submitting the error report, the list of changes disappears. I have tried a lot of things and cannot get it to work. Here is what I tried:

                            Unlink redgate
                            Close SSMS
                            Delete entire directory -> C:\Users\AlbersM099\AppData\Local\Red Gate\SQL Source Control 5
                            Restart computer
                            Open SSMS …

                            6 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • require a commit message for git

                              Git requires a commit message by default however SQL Source Control circumvents this setting and commits without a message. There are a few other submissions attempting to get this fixed which have been declined. Seems you are missing the point.

                              In the case "Empty commit message for git is invalid" the very article you've linked points out that it takes special command line flag to commit without a message. SQL source control commits without a message and provides no mechanism to prevent this. There is no configuration for git that will do this because the default git behavior is already…

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                              • Source Control Standalone instead of SSMS snapin

                                Source conrtol should be a standalone app not SSMS addin. When performing get latest or commits, on large environments and slow connections this can easily take 20 minutes during which a click anywhere else in SSMS restarts the get latest/commit process. The logical use of source control being a SSMS addon has been outlived.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Better Support for Shared Db Dev Model  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Display the server name in the "SQL Source Control" Setup window.

                                  Someone in my team linked one of our test environment's databases to his source control. He was in a feature branch and just performed a "Get Latest" on the dB..... Now we have to reimplement the integrated changes. Please display the Server name in the setup window to avoid confusion and make sure this is clear.

                                  8 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Initial Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bad truncation warning message when resizing fields from small to large size

                                    A truncation warning should only be given when a field is resized from large to smaller, where actual truncation could occur. Not from small to large where truncation would not occur.

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                                    • Add 'Work Item Number' to the History screen for TFS users

                                      Add a column in the results for TFS customers so that they can see what Work Item was associated with the changeset

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                                        0 comments  ·  History/Log  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make SQL Source Control Options easier to access

                                        In order to access some options, such as enabling SQL Source Control in multiple instances of SSMS, you have to access a section of the setup tab that you can only get to after you have a database linked to a version control. This kind of thing should be available without having to go through all of that.

                                        As an example of where this comes into play, I open a local DB that I have no intention of attaching to SC and do some work. I then open another DB in another SSMS instance that I do want to deal…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Initial Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thank you for the feedback. We are working on making the SQL Source Control global options accessible from the toolbar so that you don’t need to have a linked database in order to set them.

                                        • Feature which should enforce user to lock the object before editing when administrator enables the restrictive policy for the users

                                          Feature which should enforce user to lock the object before editing when administrator enables the restrictive policy for the users

                                          If it is there it will be very much helpful for most of the development projects not testing and production.

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