SQL Source Control

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  1. 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.

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

                10 votes
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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.

                    19 votes
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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).

                      9 votes
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                      • Add SSH key support for push/pull to remote Git repository.

                        When using the 'Push to remote Git repository' feature in SC 4.1.8.41, add functional support for remote Git repositories that use SSH keys for authentication.

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                        • The ability to call source control features in a batch command respective with a command line tool

                          We are looking for the ability to commit a set of databases periodically (e.g. nightly) into SVN. So we have a fall back if someone forgot to commit and loose changes on important databases.

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                          • Change remote branch to pull and push from with Git

                            With the recent addition of the ability to pull and push changes to/from a remote repository in Git, it would also be very useful to configure the branch to pull and push changes from or to rather than use the same branch for both purposes.

                            For example I may want to always pull changes from the trunk or master branch, but may want to push changes to another branch which after review may get merged manually into the trunk or master branch.

                            36 votes
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                            • Copy history comments in SSMS

                              When I am updating my database objects, I'd like to include the version history in my script. I can't copy the version comments into my header block. Perhaps a SQL Prompt like a snippet that pastes the comments into the text editor would work.

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                              • Make the ALL checkbox under "Get Latest" work so I can de-select everything

                                Make the ALL checkbox under "Get Latest" work so I can de-select everything. It seems to only work when selecting all items.

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                                • Allow sorting Commit Changes by multiple columns (e.g. Type then Name)

                                  I would like the option of sorting by more than one column at a time in Commit Changes. I typically want to sort first by Type and then by Object name.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Screen Reader Access

                                    Can you make the tools more accessible through screen reader?
                                    The Tools are not readily accessible through Screen Readers and thus are very difficult to use by partial sighted people who rely on screen readers. I am one of them.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Unable to Connect your databases to your source control system

                                      I get the message "Connect your databases to your source control system" yet I have selected the database. The video at http://www.red-gate.com/products/sql-development/sql-source-control/ is irrelevant as it assumes the software works.
                                      Not the best impression during evaluation.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Button to script changes, but not commit them

                                        This is similar to "Allow commits to occur with other code changes," except that if I link to a scripts folder, I have to do that all the time, and I can't ever just commit. I'd like to have the option to commit if what I'm doing is purely in the db (a sp change, for instance), or to just script to the folder if there are application changes also required (like adding a table column)

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                                        • Ungroup Source Control Commenting

                                          Is it possible for the comments window to hold a comment per object rather than as a group? That way I can quickly individually comment multiple objects and check them all in in one go.

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