Compare SQL Server Schemas using Comparison Tools

You can compare your SQL Server databases, analyze differences, and perform error-free schema synchronization using generated SQL scripts. Besides, you can automate schema synchronization using the internal feature. The SQL diff tool integrates with SQL Server Management Studio.

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Well-Designed Interactive HTML Objects Diff Report
  • Generate an interactive HTML comparison result report
  • Navigate through a read-only HTML report
  • Keep track of the changes applied
  • Make an analysis of DDL differences between objects
  • View a deployment script

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SQL Schema Compare Tool Features

You can set the following database objects as Source and Target for schema comparison and synchronization:
  • SQL Server databases
  • Native SQL Server backups
  • Database snapshots
  • Custom mapped tables
  • Scripts folders
  • Azure SQL Cloud objects
  • SQL Server installed in Linux
You can link a version control system to Shema Compare. The supported systems include Git, Azure DevOps, Team Foundation Server (TFVS), and Subversion (SVN).
  • Compare database objects in scripts folders committed to a version control system
  • Compare database objects in different revisions (including HEAD revisions)
  • Create schema snapshots for audit and rollback
  • Filter, group, and sort objects in results
  • View DDL differences for each object pair with word wrap, view white spaces, show line numbers, view hex, show columns and constraints alphabetically, format database object script options
  • View the text comparer in the detached window on a different screen
  • Select an individual object, a group of objects, or all objects for synchronization
  • Change the type of an operation for synchronization to None or Drop
  • Preview the schema update deployment script for each object
Handy Generate Comparison Report wizard allows setting up and generating reports on the comparison results in three file formats:
  • HTML - a Hypertext Markup Language file format is perfect for publishing the report in the web. HTML reports also allow presenting script diffs in a report as:
    • Removed-added lines
    • Crossed out words
  • Excel - one of the most popular spreadsheet file formats
  • XML - an extensible markup language file format used to share the data on the World Wide Web
Completing routine tasks becomes easier and more convenient with Schema Compare's automation capabilities:
  • Save comparison project settings for future use and task automation
  • Use the tool's internal script generation feature to get a PowerShell script
  • Use the script in a .bat file and schedule its execution via the Windows Scheduler, automating schema synchronization
  • Set up Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) with dbForge DevOps Automation for SQL Server
Schema Compare can be easily integrated with SQL Server Management Studio to be used internally from this IDE for schema comparison and synchronization purposes.
  • Set a database as source or target
  • Set a scripts folder as source or target
  • Set source control as source or target
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