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  1. Support Sql Server Compact in Visual Studio 2013

    please bring back visual studio 2013 tools for sql server compact and improvement capebilities of tools and sql server compact. please add trigger and prosedual sql feature to sql server compact. over milion application data stored in sql server compact database and need continue supporting this tools

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      74 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sql Server Compact 5

      Please work on the next version of sql server compact and continue supporting in visual studio. sql server compact is the best .net lite and embed database support data types,entity framework and embedding and use in the many of projects. please add support ssdt for database designer,in memory database, new nosql datatype, procedural sql command, column store index, triggers, REST request, odata, client sides api and others.

      320 votes
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        14 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Database Projects - Reinstate Data Compare and Add Support for Database Diagrams

        VS 2012 Ultimate RC does not seem to have any support for the Data Compare feature that was present in VS 2010 Ultimate and that saved me a ton of time (not to mention cash) when comparing the data between 2 databases and generating deployment scripts.

        With regard to database diagrams, these were also supported in VS 2010 but do not seem to be supported at all in VS 2012, diagrams are useful way to quickly see the structure of a database and yes I know I can use SSMS but as this is built on top of VS 2010…

        162 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support SQL FileStream and FileTable in Entity Framework

          Currently working with sql file tables is too difficult when working with EF6. I would like to create file table and filestream records directly in entity framework

          79 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please include Database Unit Testing in VS 2012

            I extensively used the Database Unit test in VS 2010. Please bring them back for VS 2012

            72 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add "Ignore users" option when publishing SSDT project

              You need to add an "Ignore users" option when publishing Sql Server Data Tools projects. You have this option on import. The ideal solution would be to reuse the same include/exclude objects dialog from import.

              This is a major problem for us, and obviously for more than us: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/aa87ac52-d7b1-40e3-b6d0-063472b127df/how-to-ignore-users-in-vs-11-sql-server-database-project-publish?forum=vstsdb

              Regards,

              Morten

              65 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In database Project Not able to resolve Circular References

                In Database Project Not able to resolve circular reference. Still it is issue in VS. Also if we add more than 10 Project in a single database Solution then its goes as killing slow.

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                  4 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SqlServer Compact Integrated With SSDT

                  Please integrated sql server compact in visual studio 2013 with sql server data tools(ssdt) to modify sql server compact, with one tools manipulate all sql server and sql server compact databases.

                  43 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Print a Report of Database Schema Differences from Schema Compare

                    Currently when you run a Schema Compare through the Database Tools in Visual Studio 2012 you have the option to Generate a SQL Script or Run the Updates against the Target Database Directly.

                    I propose an additional option, a Printable "Report View" that shows all the objects and the differences. This could be as simple as being able to print the grid (expanded) that is generated from within Visual Studio along with some basic statistics such as:
                    1) The number of Total Objects Compared
                    2) Number of Objects in Source that are not in Target
                    3) Number of Objects in…

                    32 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include Bootstrappers for SQL Server 2012 Express / LocalDB

                      VS 2010 was notoriously missing the SQL Server 2008 R2 Express bootstrapper. Hopefully all the latest install bootstrappers will be included.

                      22 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow suppression of a specific Warning on a specific object in a Database Project

                        I have a few stored procedures in my database project that reference local temporary tables created in another stored procedure. The procedures throw SQL71502 Warnings, that tell me the procedure has an unresolved reference to the temporary table. There is no way to resolve these Warnings within the Database Project, since there is no way for the Database Project to "see" the temporary table created in the other procedure. Therefore, the only choices I have are (1) keep the Warnings in the solution or (2) suppress all Warnings of type SQL71502 in the project. Neither approach is optimal. Keeping these…

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                          4 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatic Stored Procedure Generation in SSDT

                          In some organizations production apps are only allowed to communicate with a database through stored procedures, including basic features like SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, AND DELETE. As a result, when creating a new table stored procedures must be created for each of those functions. While not difficult to do, it is incredibly tedious and time consuming when working with a lot of tables.

                          It would be nice if a SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) project had the option to automatically script stored procedures for a table or a view. SQL Server Management Studio has a somewhat similar feature with Script As,…

                          16 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Database Project Loading Slow

                            Database Project Loading slow. If in single solution file containg more than 10 project the loading time appox 30-45 minutes. Some time database Project crash. Whats the root cause ???

                            14 votes
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                            • Dependency Graphs for SQL Server Database Projects

                              Visual Studio 2010 does not support generation of Dependency Graphs for Database Projects.

                              It would be great if Visual Studio 11 could support the new SQL Server Data Tools Database Projects.

                              It would be great to be able to generate dependency graphs for all database objects and cross-database project references.

                              13 votes
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                              • Allow to generate deployment(comparison) script in non-SQLCMD mode

                                In VS-2012 SP1 when we generate deployment script , we need to turn on SQLCMD mode on SSMS before we can run the script.

                                Would like to have an option to generate the scripts in basic sql formate which can be run on SSMS directly.

                                12 votes
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                                • VDTSDB - User Accounts Deployment

                                  I have a different user accounts for different environments
                                  Also have different databases country wise with same schema structure
                                  When i am deploying i wants to ignore the user accounts addition/deletion
                                  As per the current VSTSDB deployment utility, i am not able to do this
                                  It would be great, If i get an option to "ignore users" during deployment/deployment script generation through VSTSDB

                                  12 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Save more previously-used connections in the Schema Compare tool

                                    When comparing databases, the "Select Source Schema"/"Select Target Schema" dialog has a drop-down of the most recently-used connections, but the dialog seems to have a hardcoded limit of 5 connections. I work with more than 5 databases, when the different projects I work on are multiplied by the different environments across which I am comparing, and I find I am constantly re-entering connection details to databases.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • I need a beautifier for T-SQL code. There is a feature in SSMS but it makes T-SQL code look worse.

                                      I need a beautifier for T-SQL code.
                                      There is a feature in SSMS called Design Query in Editor,
                                      but it makes T-SQL code look worse.

                                      10 votes
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                                      • Sort included files in .sqlproj files to simplfy branch merges

                                        New files are icluded in database projects on each TFS branches. Later, all merges are very difficult and we have each time visible errors to fix (with each time a big time loss) and other invisible errors that we don't see until problems occurs in Production ! (for example, objects not included in build or scripts not included in a post-deployment).

                                        A simple way to resolve all theses problems would be to sort alphabetically included files to get the same changes on each branches.

                                        Thanks.

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Allow embedded resources in Database Project

                                          Database project doesn't allow to add new resource file (.resx) and doesn't compile it in right way, if existing resource files are added.

                                          8 votes
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