SDK 8, SQL Source control 188.8.131.52. We are unable to use static link in SSMS, due to multiple issues.
As long as we had small recordset, <1000, the static data source controlling was usable. When we surpassed that, multiple issues arise. So we are being creative. The following was not noticed using the SSMS addon:
I am managing our static data with our own export-from-db, tfs check in, tfs get latest and import-from-script applications. I started noticing that records were missing from the build and deployments to qa test servers. I tracked it down to an issue with the data compare. While the latest dbo.<tablename>_Data.sql file contained all of the records, the compare did not produce differences and subsequently did not update the database. Once I exported the complete recordset from our build database and checked in the .sql as well as the corresponding .sdcs file to tfs, everyone was up to date. It appears that we need to source control the sdcs files as well as the sql files in order to accomplish a successful get latest of the data.
Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.