Sometimes it can be useful to compare the data in two databases and determine what is different between them. Then you can decide how to synchronize the data between the two databases. This tutorial looks at how to use the Data Comparison tool in SQL Server Object Explorer.
- [Voiceover] Sometimes it can be useful…to compare the data in two databases.…For instance your current database and a test database.…That let's you see what the differences are…between the two databases and if necessary…you can push your changes from one database to another.…In SQL Server Object Explorer I can start that process…by right-clicking on one of these two databases,…either northwind v 13 or northwind v 13_compare.…I'll choose the top one, right-click…and choose data comparison.…The item that I right-clicked on, that becomes the source…database, you can also consider this to be…the master database.…
And then we have the target database,…this is the one we're comparing it to.…And if I do any changes they'll go…from the source database to the target database.…This shows my recent connections, that's not what I want…so I'll click on browse, then local,…I'll pick my name's instance, at the bottom of the screen…is a list of the available databases…inside that name instance.…I'm looking for this one.…Click the connect button.…
- Exploring integration with Azure data sources and other Microsoft databases
- Working with SQL Server Express LocalDB
- Connecting to databases with Server Explorer
- Working with database tables
- Manipulating tables with the SQL Server Object Explorer
- Creating queries and custom views
- Creating stored procedures
- Comparing databases
- Building a data project in Visual Studio
- Refactoring a database object
- Deploying the database
- Connecting to Azure databases
- Deploying data projects to Azure
- Integrating Visual Studio with Entity Framework
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 08/23/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: installing the SSDT features and why LocalDB is essential for developers.
1. Database and Data Integration
The Azure data sources2m 35s
2. SQL Server Express LocalDB
3. Server Explorer
4. SQL Server Object Explorer
5. Queries, Views, and Stored Procedures
6. Compare databases
7. SQL Server Data Project
8. Azure Data
Get an Azure account1m 10s
9. Entity Framework
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