After changing the files in a SQL Server Data project, it’s time to deploy the changes to a live SQL Server instance. SQL Server Data Tools provides an alternative to the publish tool which generates a DACPAC file (a special SQL Server deployment file). This is the ideal choice when you do not have access to the target database (for example on a production server).
- [Voiceover] Another way to deploy a sql server project…is to use a DacPac which is…a special sql server deployment file.…This is useful when developers do not have access…to the target database like in a production server.…To create a DacPac,…right click on the project.…And choose snapshot project.…That will create a snapshot folder.…It will create a new file with a DacPac extension on it.…And it has the name of the database and a timestamp on it.…This contains all of the settings…for setting up the schema for the database…and it also contains any data that you might have added.…
At a later point,…I can right click on this again…and choose snapshot project…and now I have another version of this.…Every time you're in snapshot,…it creates another DacPac file…with the current state of the schema of the database.…Now I can give this file to an administrator…DBA and they can use several tools.…They can use SQL server management studio…and they can use a tool in there called upgrade data…to your application task…and that basically walks them through the process…
- 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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