include parameter doesn't handle spaces

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include parameter doesn't handle spaces

Postby philcart » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:16 am

Using SQL Compare command line

I'm using a Powershell script to build up a SQL Compare command line that generates a deployment script for database changes.

One of our developers created an object with a space in the name which has now been changed. SQL Compare treats this as a drop and create.

The command line that is built has the following arguments,
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/Scripts1:"C:\\Local\\Folder" /server2:mySVR1\\SQLR2 /database2:myDB /username2:theUser /password2:thePwd /include:Different /Include:Missing /include:StoredProcedure:[myStored Procedure] /include:StoredProcedure:[MyStoredProcedure] /options:DecryptPost2KEncryptedObjects,IgnoreWhiteSpace,IncludeDependencies,IgnoreUserProperties,IgnoreWithElementOrder,IgnoreDatabaseAndServerName,IgnorePermissions,IgnoreUsersPermissionsAndRoleMemberships,ForceColumnOrder,IgnoreUserProperties,AddDatabaseUseStatement /scriptfile:"C:\\Temp\\theDeployScript.sql" /force /sync

However, this results in the following error,
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Error: parsing "[myStored" - Unterminated [] set.

So it appears that even though the object name is enclosed in [] characters, SQL Compare isn't handling the spaces in the object name.

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Postby Chris Auckland » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:34 am

Thanks for your post.

I've tested this out and can see what you mean. I think it happens because the square brackets are special characters and need escaping. I tried adding the escape characters, and that seemed to fix it for me. Can you try:

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 /include:StoredProcedure:\\[myStored Procedure\\] /include:StoredProcedure:\\[MyStoredProcedure\\]
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