SQL Source Control

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  1. Link to Git does not allow text entry on 2nd DB

    When linking a 2nd (and all subsequent) database to Git - the text entry for the folder is locked (cannot type into it)

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

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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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                • 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…

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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                          • 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

                            58 votes
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                            • Keeps detecting changes for value s'

                              Hello,
                              I have a table with only one PK column of type nvarchar(200) which contains static data.
                              Source Control keeps telling that there are changes even after saving the changes. It seems that it has some issues with the value s'

                              Database version:
                              -- Only In Database

                              INSERT INTO [dbo].[tab_54_Voorvoegsels] ([Voorvoegsel]) VALUES (N's''')

                              -- Identical

                              INSERT INTO [dbo].[tab_54_Voorvoegsels] ([Voorvoegsel]) VALUES (N'a')
                              INSERT INTO [dbo].[tab_54_Voorvoegsels] ([Voorvoegsel]) VALUES (N'aan')
                              INSERT INTO [dbo].[tab_54_Voorvoegsels] ([Voorvoegsel]) VALUES (N'aan de')

                              Latest source control version:
                              -- Only In Source Control

                              INSERT INTO [dbo].[tab_54_Voorvoegsels] ([Voorvoegsel]) VALUES (N's''')
                              -- Identical

                              INSERT INTO [dbo].[tab_54_Voorvoegsels] ([Voorvoegsel]) VALUES (N'a')
                              INSERT INTO [dbo].[tab_54_Voorvoegsels]…

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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

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                                • 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

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                                  • 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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                                    • Only show application files in MRU

                                      The "recently used" lists for both SQL compare and SQL data compare show files for both applications. I find this very confusing, as I have quite a lot of files for both and I have to keep reading the extension to know whether this is a SQL Compare or SQL Data Compare file.

                                      Could we have an option to have a separate "recently used" list for each application, so that I don't see SQL Data Compare files when opening SQL Compare, and vice versa?

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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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                                        • "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 …

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