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Why is my SSDT pre-deployment script being re-ordered and modified?

Context I'm making an SSDT project for a database design which gets deployed to a number of environments, which each end in their environment name (eg. AFrameworkDEV1, AFrameworkDEV2, BFrameworkDEV1, ...
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Where can I get the master.dacpac file for SQL Server 2012?

I am using Visual Studio 2012 Professional with SQL Server Data Tools with a SQL Server 2012 standard edition database instance. I have been unable to locate a master.dacpac file on either my ...
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Comparing CLR Functions in Visual Studio SSDT

I'm comparing the CLR functions from a pair of SSDT projects to a database. The only difference shown in the comparison is on two properties: IsDeterministic and DataAccess The compare shows that the ...
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SSIS and Script Component - WebReference problem

Within my SSIS package-dataflow I have a script component and within this component whenever I add a Web reference and close editor, script component gives me "Validation error. Data Flow Task ...
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In the Import/Export Wizard inside SSDT, why is the MSAccess DB Engine data source looking for a workgroup information file?

Running MSSQL12, VS10 Shell, MSA2013 with local .accdb files, Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable (x86_64) and Microsoft Access Database Engine 2007 Redistributable (x86) installed. ...
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Using a linked server with OPENQUERY in a database project

I have a SQL Server 2008 running a database I want to throw in TFS. Therefore I used a Visual Studio 2013 database project where I imported the DB. After fixing a bunch of errors I'm stuck with only ...
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sqlpackage.exe ignoring BlockOnPossibleDataLoss?

I have a dacpac that has set the BlockOnPossibleDataLoss set to false, however the deployment is blocked when I run it with sqlpackage.exe, telling me "The column [a] is being dropped, data loss could ...
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Error Handling in SSDT (incl. Pre & Post Deployment scripts)

I'm struggling a bit how I should do proper error handling in SSDT, particularly in a pre deployment script. I noticed that for what ever reasons the SQLCMD syntax :on error exit is not working. ...
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SSDT/SSIS 2012 - How to automatically load some projects?

I did not use the default projects folder in SSDT, ie SSIS 2012. I used my own instead. Every time I open SSIS, I have to load the projects manually. Is there any way I can load them automatically ?
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How can I control that a dacpac deployment only works against a certain version of my data-tier application?

I want to make sure that my data-tier application version 1.1.1 only is deployable against version 1.1, so if for example in an other enviroment my db is already on version 1.3 the deployment should ...
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Automatic Version increment on Data-Tier Applications

In the project settings of a database project I can set the version number form my data-tier application, however setting this manually is a bit inefficient. I would like to automatically increment ...
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Publishing database changes with SSDT that include altering data types of columns

I have a SQL Server Data Tools (VS2012) project that's published automatically during the build process. A column was recently updated from an int to decimal(18,4). As a result of this change, the ...
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How do I view a Microsoft SQL Server Compact Database

I have installed SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition. I can use SQL Server Data Tools to add databases and tables and query tables etc. Next, I used Visual Studio to try out a tutorial on creating a ...
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Inline edit SQL Server database rows from Visual Studio

I'm pretty sure Microsoft have pulled one of the most useful features for performing quick edits on a SQL Server Database within the Visual Studio IDE. It seems to have only affected SQL 2012 ...
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Ignore login mappings during Dacpac compare

We're trying to automate the deployment of databases through development, testing and production. Our approach, using SSDT, is to compare DACPACs from the different environment to generate update ...
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Addtional configuration when deploying Data Tier Applications?

I'm starting a few new database projects and I'm attempting to create them at Data Tier Applications. There are two items I'm not able to find documentation for. I would like to set the db owner to SA ...
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How do I turn off ALTER DATABASE script output in VS 2012?

I am using SQL Server 2005 in conjunction with Visual Studio 2012 and a SSDT database project. When I publish my VS project and generate the script to run against my database, VS includes the ...
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Registering a SSDT database project as a data tier application fails

I am having problems publishing a SSDT database project and registering it as a data tier application. Let me explain. I have a database (A) which references two other databases (B & C) through ...
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Referencing system views in SSDT?

I've imported a database into SSDT containing a reference to a system view (specifically, sys.columns). The problem is, that I then get warnings about unresolved references when I build the project ...
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SSDT 2010 and SQL70590 errors

I have Visual Studio 2010 SP1 with SSDT (with Dec 2012 update). I have created a new SQL Server project and imported objects from a database on a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. The database has a ...
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SQL71561 Error on Schema compare after initial import from database

I have created a new sql server project with SSDT 2012, then I went to import an existing database and it created all my scripts. After that I did a schema compare between the project and the database ...