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How to Synchronize a Table in SQL Server

Database synchronization is an everyday necessity. You need it regularly when you have several similar databases that serve the same “user.”

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Azure Data Studio vs SSMS: Who’s the Winner?

For 15 years, SSMS has held the title of the top SQL Server database tool. That’s no easy feat, especially in the software world, where things can change faster than you say “blueberry pie.” But then a contender emerged, developed and released by the same Microsoft folks in 2018. It was Azure Data Studio – obviously less mature, weaker in terms of database administration, yet very promising and eager to win its audience. And today, we’re going to put them face to face and find out who’s better.

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Manage Your Sensitive Data With SQL Data Discovery and Classification in SSMS

The 17.5 version of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) brought with it a new built-in security tool. Since then, the Data Discovery and Classification feature has become a difference-maker in the protection of sensitive information.

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SQL Unit Testing Stored Procedure with dbForge Unit Test for SQL Server

Unit testing is an essential component of the database DevOps process. Its primary goal is to test the constituent parts of the database objects in order to identify any malfunctions or flaws early in the project. This approach allows database developers to ensure the changes they have made are verified, and the project will work properly. In our article, we will mainly focus on unit testing a stored procedure in a SQL Server database and exemplify how simple it is to conduct unit tests with the dbForge Unit Test tool.

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How to Export and Import SQL Server Database Data to a SQL Script

We quite often face the task of migrating database directory data. And the database for a recruitment service, which we created in the previous series of articles, is no exception. In this article, we are going to demonstrate how you can export data to a .sql file and then import it to the target database. Is it worth mentioning that you can either migrate the whole database or certain objects depending on your purpose.

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Searching for invalid objects with SQL Complete

The present article deals with one of the bottlenecks in the work of database developers and administrators, namely the occurrence of invalid objects and the ways of finding them in the SQL Server database.

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How to Search for Database Objects and Table Data in SQL Server

Hello and welcome to the fourth part of our series of articles that will help you discover how to design and work with databases. This time we are going to delve into an intricate matter of data and object search in SQL Server, which will be further conducted first with the help of standard scripts and after that, using the dbForge Search tool.

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Find invalid objects in your databases

DBA has a number of duties that are primarily targeted at supporting database performance capabilities and data consistency. The administrator can use the CHECKDB command to easily verify data consistency; however, in case they need to find an invalid object in a database schema, some difficulties may occur.

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New version of dbForge Source Control for SQL Server released

We are excited to announce that a new version of the SSMS add-in for SQL Server database change management, dbForge Source Control for SQL Server, v2.1, has been just rolled out!

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Store and Share Static Data in Updated Source Control!

We are pleased to announce the release of the new version of our MS SSMS add-in for easy tracking and deployment of changes, dbForge Source Control for SQL Server, v2.0.  The updated version allows version-controlling static data, includes support for the latest SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, and more. (more…)