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    under review  ·  Kendra responded

    Hi all. Thank you for your votes and feedback on this issue over the years. Here is our current guidance for this suggestion:

    Post-deployment scripts give you flexibility for static data

    With SQL Source Control, you can now use a post-deployment script to “dynamically” deploy static data based on a factor such as @@SERVERNAME or other query-able conditions.

    SQL Source Control introduced pre- and post- scripts in v6.3.

    An example post-deployment script which shows how to control deployment of static data by environment is here:

    If you make heavy use of Static Data, we have stronger support for this in SQL Change Automation.

    SQL Change Automation:

    • Supports column filtered static data tables in the SCA plugin in SSMS
      Supports multiple post-deployment scripts, in case there is a preference to manage static data tables in dedicated post-deployment scripts
    • Allows approaches like bulk loading larger static data tables by supporting SQLCMD
    Tim Climis supported this idea  · 
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    Tim Climis commented  · 

    We'd also like this, not so much for storing different customer's data, but for storing test data. Our main repo stores code tables, and other static data. But it would nice to have a separate data folder for unit test data - the database schema would obviously be the same, but the tracked testing data would contain data that is normally dynamic for predictable test results.