unable to get list of column dependencies

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unable to get list of column dependencies

Postby cerobinson » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:18 pm

I did a search in SQL Dependency Tracker for a column name and it only returned objects with the column name in them. I would very much like for SQL Dependency Tracker to list dependencies at the column level.

I saw a post from 2007 (http://www.red-gate.com/messageboard/vi ... php?t=5829) where a moderator said this had been noted as a request. Is that request still active, and if so can you please add another voice of support for it?
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Postby Brian Donahue » Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:07 pm

Hi Charles,

I've added you to the list of requesters for SQL Dependency Tracker to support information about columns. The feature request that Eddie had originally opened is still waiting for review.
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Postby jasolution » Tue May 26, 2009 6:41 pm

This would indeed be most helpful. In fact, this is the only function I'd hoped to achieve with Dependency Tracker. :)
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Postby rgribble » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:22 am

Same here. We hadnt really looked at this tool, but recently had need to find everywhere in the schema that referenced a particular column. We fired up SQL Dependency Tracker but found it can only show us at a table level with no option to find dependencies on a column.

This is the sole function we turned to Dependency Tracker for, so it would definitely be a great addition.

Please add me to the list of requesters for this feature
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Re:unable to get list of column dependencies

Postby bbate » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:00 pm

Brian Donahue wrote:Hi Charles,

I've added you to the list of requesters for SQL Dependency Tracker to support information about columns. The feature request that Eddie had originally opened is still waiting for review.


Any update on the status of this feature request (or whether it has already been added and I don't know it :) )?
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Postby David Atkinson » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:08 pm

This is a feature that we hope to add to SQL Prompt 5, due out fairly soon (let me know if you want to be added to the early adopter list). However, this won't display the information in graphical form, just as a list. Would this be an issue?

For the time being, it is possible to get a list of dependent objects by going through the Smart Rename process for a column using SQL Refactor, as this shows you which objects will be affected by the change!

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Postby bbate » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:15 pm

David Atkinson wrote:This is a feature that we hope to add to SQL Prompt 5, due out fairly soon (let me know if you want to be added to the early adopter list). However, this won't display the information in graphical form, just as a list. Would this be an issue?

For the time being, it is possible to get a list of dependent objects by going through the Smart Rename process for a column using SQL Refactor, as this shows you which objects will be affected by the change!

David Atkinson
Red Gate Software


Thanks for the quick reply, David. Not having the graphical detail would not be a problem. I would just need the text to serve as an inventory of potential impact caused by changes between databases.

In the meantime,I appreciate the tip about using SQL Refactor to get the information I need. Thanks!
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