Get Latest not working after initial linking to SVN database

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Get Latest not working after initial linking to SVN database

Postby Ausarb » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:53 pm

After linking to a newly created DB to SVN, the Get Latest tab isn't working as expected.

I created a DB and committed it to SVN just fine on my old Windows XP image. I then got a new Windows 7 image, create a new DB, link it to one in SVN that I created while on XP. Everything looks like it worked correctly. It does link the database, but when I click the Get Latest tab (or right click on the DB and say to do a get latest) it tells me that I'm current but I've got no tables or SP in my database.

Going to the "Commit Changes" tab shows all of the missing tables and SP's as pending drops. I can select all of them and do an "undo" and that action creates the tables but this obviously isn't the intended way to pull down a DB from SVN and that way doesn't work for getting linked static data. Did I miss something?!? It is a shared DB BTW....

I was following the instructions here.

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Postby David Atkinson » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:37 pm

As you've chosen 'shared database', it is not expecting that more than one database will be linked to the same repository in source control, hence the unexpected behavior.

If you're looking to deploy a new database based on what's in source control, the supported method is to use SQL Compare to achieve this.

If you hope to develop on multiple databases pointing to the same source control location, you should consider selecting the 'dedicated' model for this.

Do let us know if you need further assistance,

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Postby Ausarb » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:56 pm

Makes sense, thanks! I suppose that if your "shared" DB server ever bit the dust in order to restore it from SVN, you would create a new DB, link it as dedicated, pull down everything and then relink it as shared.
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