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Working With Multiple Branches in Source Control

With the help of dbForge Source Control tool that comes as an add-in for Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and is included in dbForge Studio for SQL Server, you can quickly connect databases you’re working on to your version control system of choice and easily switch between different branches.

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How to generate test data with the help of the SQL Data Generator Tool?

In this article, we will examine the process of populating the employee database with dummy data, whose schema we designed in the previous part. Filling a SQL database with dummy data can be very useful when we want to run some tests. The most convenient way is the population of SQL tables with random data with the help of visual data generation tools.

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SQL Database Design Basics with Example

It is a common practice that a DB architect has to design a relational database tailored to a particular solution.

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Is UNPIVOT the best way for converting columns into rows?

To start with, let’s give definitions and highlight the difference between PIVOT and UNPIVOT operators in SQL Server.

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Pimp the database diffs management with new dbForge Studio for SQL Server v5.8

We are glad to announce that we have just rolled out the new dbForge Studio for SQL Server, v5.8. This version features massive improvements of data and schema comparison features, including redesigned diffs presentation, and provides as convenient and effective management and deployment of data and schema diffs as never before. (more…)

Automatic Schema Comparison Log Delivery via Email

In this article, we will show how to set up automatic email delivery of the log file when a comparison of multiple SQL schemas fails. The task will be completed by means of dbForge Studio for SQL Server. Specifically, we will use its command-line functionality, allowing to perform routine tasks in both, command prompt and PowerShell. In this article, we will focus on the command prompt.

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Make Connection More Secure with dbForge Studio for SQL Server v5.7

We are glad to inform our SQL Server users that we have just released a new version of Devart’s IDE for SQL Server, –  dbForge Studio for SQL Server v5.7. In this version, we have implemented support for the Active Directory – Universal with MFA authentication. (more…)

Devart keeps upgrading its SQL Server IDE to be innovative

Devart is always trying to keep in touch with the times and provide its users with more and more opportunities for successful and effective databases management. That is why we have released a new version of dbForge Studio for SQL Server v.5.6 with the changes aimed at supporting the latest technologies in the world of database development. (more…)

SQL Server Execution Plans

One of the best methods to analyze the query performance is to explore the query execution plan. A query plan or query execution plan is an ordered set of steps utilized to access data in a SQL relational database management system. In this article, we will discuss the basics of the Query Execution Plan feature available in SQL Server. (more…)

SQL Server 2016 RC0

The news about Microsoft’s intention to “chum” SQL Server with Linux keeps floating around. But I haven’t heard a single word about SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate, that recently became available for download. (more…)