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    2 comments  ·  SQL Prompt » Format SQL  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Jamie Burns commented  · 

    Yep, this would be really useful. At the moment, it seems we've just got the option to have square brackets around nothing, or everything.

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    33 comments  ·  SQL Source Control » Static Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Kendra responded

    Thanks for this suggestion and for the many comments and upvotes. I realize that this is a pain point.

    I have a few shorter-term workarounds to summarize as well as some information on the longer roadmap in this update. I know these shorter-term workarounds aren’t perfect (I summarize the pros and cons), but I’m posting them as they may help a few folks.

    Workaround 1) When data changes to static data need to be made, use a “relink the table” pattern
    One can “cleanly rescript” a static data table in SQL Source Control by:

    • Unlinking the static data table
    • Committing
    • Relinking the static data table
    • Committing

    Pro: This works with the GUI and requires no special knowledge or comfort with TSQL. This may help folks with just a few static data tables.
    Con: This requires extra steps and results in extra commits in the history, which I realize can…

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    64 comments  ·  SQL Source Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Kendra responded

    Thank you everyone for the suggestions and votes for this over the years.

    I’d like to surface up a workaround for the “linking” problem which is mentioned in the comments. For the use case of easing pains around environment setup with a large number of databases, we have had customers find success using code based off Alessandro Alpi’s blog post: https://alessandroalpi.blog/2016/06/28/automatically-link-databases-to-red-gate-sql-source-control/

    I do understand that this is a broader issue and hear that many of you also want command line or API support for the product in general.

    If there are specific scenarios or workflows that would be useful to automate for you, this feedback is also very useful, and if you have details on the type of VCS you use and the workflow (such as a branching model) that it would fit in to, that would be very helpful for us to hear as well.

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    7 comments  ·  SQL Source Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Jamie Burns commented  · 

    It's been a few years now, and this is still an issue.

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