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    Neil Palmer commented  · 

    I currently just mark .dtsx files as binary in .gitattributes and then commit them as a file.

    It would be almost impossible to meaningfully compare two revisions of an SSIS package, so I'm not sure what support for SSIS would actually do.

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    under review  ·  Kendra responded

    Thank you everyone for your comments and votes on this over the years. While I don’t have a 100% full resolution for this suggestion, I can sum up our current recommendations here. Continued feedback is very welcome.

    Our current recommendation is to use the post-deployment script feature of SQL Source Control (released in V6.3) to manage SQL Server Agent jobs.

    An example script for this is here: https://documentation.red-gate.com/soc/common-tasks/working-with-pre-post-deployment-scripts/create-sql-server-agent-job

    As some commenters in this thread have alluded to, it is possible (and sometimes very common) for SQL Agent jobs to have steps that touch multiple databases on a single SQL Server Instance. For this reason, some customers prefer to create a separate database for instance-level management and objects (sometimes named DBA or similar) and choose to manage things like linked servers and SQL Agent jobs with the post-script associated with that database.

    This separate-database architecture also makes sense if the jobs…

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    Neil Palmer commented  · 

    It's such a shame that these Redgate tools have no awareness of each other. I would love it if SQL Source Control could automatically run a format on commit.

    It would also be great if formatting rules could be commited to the repository so they only have to be set up once and then shared between all developers (like a gitignore file)

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    Neil Palmer commented  · 

    Workaround is to stage external files first using your favorite ui or git bash, then stage and commit your SQL changes.

    This results in the external files getting swept up with the commit from sql source control. It means you have to be hyper-aware of exactly what is/isnt staged, but it works :)

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