SQL Source Control

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  1. 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 →

      The latest frequent update release of SQL Source Control (5.8.0) implements the Global Options as a dialog. You can access it by clicking “Options” in the top right corner. Thanks for your feedback.

    • SQL Source Control Missing in SSMS in SQL2016

      When I installed Toolbelt I has SQL 2014 now I have added SSMS2016 and its only Prompt and SQL Test that is visible. I have tried running a reinstall but it tells me that the products are already installed - what's going on!

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        The latest version of SQL Source Control (5.7 / 5.8) in the Toolbelt should support both SSMS 2016 and SSMS 17. If you have problems, please don’t hesitate to contact support directly.

      • 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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          4 comments  ·  Initial Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When we do SQL Compare from source control to source control, the URL of our repository appears at the end of the script - can it be removed

          When we use SQL Compare from source control to source control, the URL of our source code control repository appears at the end of the script. This is causing security issues for us. There should be a non-manual way to remove this link.

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            0 comments  ·  Initial Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            completed  ·  Elizabeth Ayer responded

            I am delighted to let you know that this is now released! With Migrations in SQL Source Control 5, the URL to your repository no longer appears.

            If you don’t have the tool installed, you can download it from http://www.red-gate.com/products/sql-development/sql-source-control/.

            If you already have SQL Source Control you can get the new version via Check for updates in the Help menu of SQL Source Control inside SSMS.

            You can see other Migrations examples and tutorials here: https://documentation.red-gate.com/display/SOC5/Migration+script+examples

            Thank you for sticking with us while we worked on this, and please keep the feedback coming!

          • Commit Dialog: Highlight selected object

            The selected object in the list of items to be committed used to be highlighted.

            I'm on v 4.1.13.94, using the SVN connection. selected item is no longer highlighted.

            Maybe it's me? is there a config option I accidentally set?

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              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              completed  ·  James Billings responded

              The release later today should change this to a lovely shade of light blue, and be more visible.

            • Stop treating Git like a red-headed step child.

              GIT seems to always get the short end of the stick. Can't do Object Locking, can't do Migrations, can't do Get Latest, can't View History.

              Please stop treating GIT like the middle child in the Brady Bunch. GIT is totally Marsha, not Jan.

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                I love your request to much, I’m going to hate to close it as finished soon….

                Git is a first-class citizen in SQL Source Control 4.1, which is scheduled to go out within a couple of weeks. You can get it right now if you sign up to the ‘Frequent Updates Channel’ (instructions here: https://www.red-gate.com/products/sql-development/sql-source-control/frequent-updates).

                We’ve added Commit, History, Push and Pull (Pull+Apply changes = Get Latest) for Git.

                Object locking can be used with Git, but it’s a database-level thing, so is really only useful if you have multiple people sharing a database – a relatively uncommon set-up for Git users.

                The latest version of Migrations, in SQL Source Control 5, now supports all version control systems, including Git.

                Since that covers every item on your list, I’ll mark this as completed – but thanks for making us giggle too.

                Mike Upton
                Technical Lead | SQL Source Control

              • Require lesser SQL Server permissions than dbo to use

                The permission of dbo required to use SQL Source control is not good and indeed a lot of dba's do not like the idea of having to grant dbo permission for users who wish to use the source control. In some companies it would not be possible to grant dbo permission.
                Could SQL Source Control be changed to not require dbo but perhaps something lesser. Indeed give the option to not writes extended properties at the database level.

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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  I’m pleased to say that the latest version of the migrations feature no longer requires extended properties on your database.

                  This means that as of version 5.1.1 of SQL Source Control, Alter Database/dbo permissions are no longer required.

                  Mike Upton
                  Technical Lead | SQL Source Control

                • Show server name in main window

                  My databases have the same name on the production server, the dev server and my local machine.

                  Sadly Source Control shows me only the database name in the upper right conor of its main window. And because there is neither a status bar nor the server name in the tab name, I'm often unsure which database exactly it compares at the moment.

                  PS: I know, it is the one with the one with the light-gray-on-white-background in the object explorer, if I scoll up to the database level, but the scrolling is annoying and I have to look twice to see…

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    completed  ·  James Billings responded

                    This should be available in our next frequent channel update (on/after August 19).

                  • Add 'git push' and other DVCS equivalents

                    In the SQL Source Control GUI add a button or checkbox to allow pushing changes to the remote repository. This saves having to go to the command-line or another GUI to push our changes up to the remote repository.

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                      completed  ·  Elizabeth Ayer responded

                      Good news! SQL Source Control 4.1 now lets you push your changes in Git.

                      After you commit changes (which you can now do inside the tool, rather than just saving and committing externally), you have the option to push to the remote repository. Similarly, when you get latest, you can pull changes.

                      We think we’ve got the major actions covered now and that if you’re doing anything more advanced, you’d probably prefer to do it in your regular external git client.

                      But please tell us in separate UserVoice requests if there are other actions you would like surfaced in SSMS via SQL Source Control!

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                      • To be able to configure the default behavior of the 'Include Dependencies' check box

                        When committing changes to source control, the 'Include Dependencies' check box is set to true. Can this default behavior be changed to false?
                        OR
                        Can the user have the option to set the default behavior?

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                          completed  ·  James Billings responded

                          The latest frequent-update version of SQL Source Control (4.0.6.179) allows you to default the checkbox behaviour to off. To do this, you’ll need to edit your UI Options file (RedGate_SQLSourceControl_CommonUI_UIOptions.xml) which you’ll find in localappdata\Red Gate\SQL Source Control 4 and add a tag called IncludeDependenciesCheckbox, like this:

                          False

                          If the value is false, then the checkbox will be un-set by default.
                        • It would be helpful if Source Control showed which branch is checked out currently.

                          Before every commit I have to check in git if the selected branch is the appropriate. It's important and it would be easier, if SQL Source Control showed it.

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                            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow users to suppress the commit dependencies warning screen and automatically do not commit the dependencies.

                            We don't have our schemas in source control so every time we commit code the dependencies screen comes up warning us that the schemas are not in source control. Every time we commit we have to uncheck the box and hit continue. You should allow users to suppress the commit dependencies warning screen and automatically do not commit the dependencies.

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                              completed  ·  James Billings responded

                              The latest frequent-update version of SQL Source Control (4.0.6.179) allows you to default the checkbox behaviour to off. To do this, you’ll need to edit your UI Options file (RedGate_SQLSourceControl_CommonUI_UIOptions.xml) which you’ll find in localappdata\Red Gate\SQL Source Control 4 and add a tag called IncludeDependenciesCheckbox, like this:

                              False

                              If the value is false, then the checkbox will be un-set by default.
                            • Bug: Changes detected after commit

                              There are changes detected to a table in the commit screen, but the details show no changes - even after committing this phantom change, the commit screen still shows that table having changes pending. v3.5.6.338 standard. A few things to note about the table that might help to resolve: The table is a partitioned table, with a Geography data type in it, and also has a ColumnStore index.

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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                completed  ·  fiona.gazeley responded

                                Closing this as it looks like SQL Compare now supports ColumnStore indexes

                              • how to setup a fresh database by using red sql source control

                                This is just a thought and I am in desperate need.

                                Can we do a fresh step of a database by using red sql source control.

                                even we generate a single script from tables and stored procedure folder but constraint will miss match.

                                Kindly share your views on this.

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                                  completed  ·  Anonymous responded

                                  I’m going to mark this as complete, please do contact us if you’re still having issues.

                                • Git - View Version History in SSMS

                                  Currently we cannot view history of objects from SSMS using Redgate with Git as repository. I think this is a required feature. Also, we cannot add comments while commiting. Can these two features please be considered to be added in future releases.

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                                    1 comment  ·  History/Log  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    completed  ·  Elizabeth Ayer responded

                                    Viewing Git history and adding comments for commit are now available in SQL Source Control 4.1 and higher. Thanks for your patience!

                                  • Improve speed of getting latest changes and updating for large databases

                                    It takes 5mins to update the latest changes on my insanely fast computer. Although getting the latest changes are OK but registering base and calculating changes take ages! Please improve :)

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                                    • Faster way to exclude all tSQLt content

                                      It takes a while to setup all the exclude filters, and this time is worse when the solution to a problem is to unlink and relink. Provide a way to quickly exclude tSQLt content and/or save / restore filters.

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                                        4 comments  ·  Initial Setup  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support Vault 7

                                        SourceGear Vault 7.0 is out and now SQL Source Control no longer works. "Server edition is correct, but the version is wrong."

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                                        • Fix for error msg: "SQL Source Control is disabled because you have multiple instances of SSMS open".

                                          When other instances of SSMS are closed, Source Control should be re-enabled.

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                                            completed  ·  fiona.gazeley responded

                                            In the Global Options you can choose to allow SQL Source Control to be open in multiple Management Studio windows

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