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    Kendra responded

    An update for users on the status of this suggestion:

    An ‘object locking’ feature was added to SQL Source Control following the creation of this item which can helps users working in a shared database environment not write over each other’s changes.

    This may help prevent accidental commits in some cases, as there is a “Locking” tab which allows users to see which other users are working on specific items.

    Locked items are still eligible to be committed, however, and there are cases where users will want to commit an item — perhaps to a specific branch in source control which is not ready to deploy — even if the item in the database is locked.

    We have found at Redgate that the easiest way to enable alignment with distributed source control systems such as Git is to empower users to use dedicated development databases rather than shared databases. Tools…

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    under review  ·  Kendra responded

    Hi everyone. I have merged some User Voice items on this topic of “filtered” static data, as there was significant overlap. I want to share our current guidance on handling scenarios where you need to version a subset of the columns and/or rows in the table.

    With SQL Source control, the best option at this point is to use a post-deployment script for this purpose.

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

    A post-deployment script gives you a good amount of flexibility over exactly which rows or columns of data you want to include in your project. Example post-deployment scripts for static data are here: https://documentation.red-gate.com/soc7/common-tasks/working-with-pre-post-deployment-scripts/static-data

    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…
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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Add a filter for static data, similar to the feature available in SQL Data Compare. This will facilitate source controlling data for tables that contain a mix of static system data and user content.

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