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  1. Add IncludeObjectsFromImport configuration element to compliment ExcludeObjectsFromImport

    Currently, you are able to exclude objects using ExcludeObjectsFromImport. Unfortunately, in certain situations, it would be simpler (and less error prone) to be able to specify which objects to Include rather than which objects to Exclude. Would like to see an IncludeObjectsFromImport added.

    These could be mutually exclusive or work in unison although I would advocate for working in unison. A use case is as follows:

    1) Database exists with 20,000 total objects that start with either "tp" or "cstm"
    2) Some "cstm" objects have a dependency on "tp" objects and therefore, due to verification requirements, those "tp" objects must…

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    • Better static data visibility

      Although static data can be included in a ReadyRoll project, there are a couple of places where the visibility of included static data could be improved.

      It would be very useful if there was an 'Offline Data Model' feature similar to the 'Offline Schema Model', which creates a 'Data-Model' folder that represents the current state of data that has been included in the project. This would make it easier to track when changes have been made to static data in source control, as currently the only way to know this would be to look through each of the migration scripts…

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      • Notify DLM Dashboard of a release

        Suggested by Paul Munkenbeck

        DLM Dashboard allows users to detect and act on drift as it occurs in a given environment (e.g. if a DBA adds an index to a table without going through source control).

        Get ReadyRoll to notify DLM Dashboard of a release (e.g. during TeamCity or TFS build) so it is not erroneously detected as a drift.

        11 votes
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        • Include icon overlays in Visual Studio for objects pending deployment

          The Messages tab on the Error List pane show which local objects are pending deployment, but this isn't intuitive - they are not errors. The only other way to see this information that I can see is to open each object, which provides the 'Script Status' overlay.

          It would be useful to have icon overlays in the Solution Explorer to show the status of each object, similar to how source control plug-ins show whether an icon is up to date, changed locally, conflicted, etc.

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          • Deploy specific version of project to target environment

            From AlexMBanks (posted on the product forum: https://forum.red-gate.com/discussion/81494/can-i-deploy-a-specific-version-of-my-readyroll-project )

            If I have multiple SemVer folders in my project for different releases (say, 1.0.0, 2.0.0, 3.0.0), is it possible to deploy a specific version? For example, if we think a bug might be present in v2 but not v3, we may want to deploy both to compare and test.

            The only workaround I can think of would be to check out the correct revisions from source control (easier if tagged, but they may not be), then build packages for each and deploy those. But it's not very convenient, especially as the…

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            • Script Dml Triggers separately to the parent Table

              Currently, whenever a table is select for import, DML triggers attached that table will be included in the generated script. In some circumstances, it may be desirable to handle the importing of DML triggers independently of the table, e.g. to allow specific triggers to be excluded with the ExcludeObjectsFromImport project setting.

              Additionally, when writing to the Offline Schema Model (Schema-Model project sub folder), ReadyRoll currently stores the DML triggers within the table definition, whereas this type of object would be more appropriately handled as a Programmable Object.

              The current limitation that is preventing this from being implemented is that the…

              12 votes
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              • Provide a basic DLM Dashboard database state API

                In order to enforce integrated process controls, some way to access the status of a database in DLM Dashboard is necessary for users that do not use Octopus Deploy.

                One simple approach would be to provide a REST API that returns the status (acknowledged, updated, or drift) of a database, given a server\instance and database or pipeline and environment. Getting the version number and comments and acknowledgment username & datetime would also be nice, but not required.

                Providing this info within a database (maybe within the database being tracked) would also provide very reasonable access to this info.

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                • Make the Default Connection String a user rather than project setting

                  The Default Connection String belongs to the user and should not travel with the project through source control to other users/developers. This is where the shadow DB is kept and should be private to the user.

                  Not all developers can use localdb, firstly as this doesn't support SQL Server Enterprise features and secondly their localdb may be configured differently.

                  Therefore, each developer should be able to set and maintain their own Default Connection String.

                  The solution is simple, move this from the .sqlproj to .sqlproj.user file which does not/should not be checked in to source control.

                  8 votes
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                  • Linked-file support in project system

                    Currently ReadyRoll does not support the Visual Studio convention of linking files from another project. This can be useful when attempting to re-use code across multiple projects.

                    The current workaround is to add a pre-build step to copy such files from one project to another. However this introduces the possibility of the wrong file being edited by the developer at design time, and any changes subsequently being overwritten at build time.

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                    • ReadyRoll - add support for MySQL

                      Please add support for MySQL in ReadyRoll. Thanks!

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                      • Filter ReadyRoll DBSync window to selected/checked rows prior to "Import and Generate Scripts"

                        Prior to importing scripts, it would be great to be able to filter the list of objects in the ReadyRoll DBSync window to only selected/checked lines. This allows me to sanity check my selection prior to hitting "Import and Generate Scripts".

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                        • Import database-level collation setting into project

                          Currently the collation in the project must be set manually by editing the "Pre-Deployment\01_CreateDatabase.sql" file, e.g.

                          CREATE DATABASE [$(DatabaseName)] COLLATE SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS;

                          The DbSync tool should be able to detect and script the collation of the target db automatically during the initial import.

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                          • Static data filtering: allow data to be excluded from import

                            Currently, ReadyRoll's "online" editing workflow only supports working with an entire table of static data. However, there is sometimes a requirement to be able to source control just a subset of rows within a table.

                            The current workaround is to use the "offline" approach instead, as outlined in the documentation: https://documentation.red-gate.com/display/RR1/Static+Data

                            However a solution may be available within the engine that ReadyRoll uses: as we use SQL Data Compare, and it supports the inclusion WHERE clauses at the table level, we may be able to expose this through the ReadyRoll project config.

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                            • Create Chocolatey package for installing and updating ReadyRoll installations

                              Currently VS displays a notification when there is a new version of ReadyRoll. However, unfortunately, the update can't run inside of VS and instead a web page is opened with a link to download the new version of ReadyRoll. Instead of manually downloading and installing new versions it would be handy if there was a Chocolatey package for ReadyRoll which would allow for auto installation and updates.

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                              • Support for Microsoft APS and Azure SQL Data warehouse

                                ReadyRoll already supports deployment to Azure SQL instances. Suggest this is extended to Microsoft Analytics Platform System and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

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                                • Linked Server support

                                  Ability to automatically import Linked Server objects from the target database server into "additional scripts" folders (https://documentation.red-gate.com/display/RR1/Additional+Scripts)

                                  Additionally, it would be useful to be able to pass in the server name that the linked server points to, e.g. using a SQLCMD variable. A change to the variable value should cause the linked server script to be re-deployed.

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                                  • Server-level object support (SQL Agent jobs, linked servers et al)

                                    Ability to import server-level objects from the target database server into the project.

                                    Currently we recommend that server-level objects be scripted manually and stored within the "additional scripts" folders (https://documentation.red-gate.com/display/RR1/Additional+Scripts). It would be great if there was a more automated compare-and-sync style way of handling these.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Allow the Migration filename to be prefixed by a Timestamp (instead of a numeric sequence)

                                      Suggested by Eduardo Piairo.

                                      Have the option to include the current date and time in the Migration filename, for example 201607011317.sql

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                                      • Add "Mark as Deployed" to context menu

                                        When importing an existing database into a new ReadyRoll project, I have to open each file and click "Mark as Deployed" to let ReadyRoll know that I don't want to re-deploy the objects. This is very time-consuming when your database contains 100s of stored procedures and you've enabled the "Import into separate script files" option for easier source control merging.

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                                        • Live updater API that can be shipped with a product upgrade

                                          For upgrading on-premise versions of a product that may or may not have customizations. Having the comparison tool built into the setupkit and doing a live synchronization would be allot more flexible (like a merge tool) than just trusting on static upgrade scripts.

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