SQLMatcher 2.3.6 Released

Following the success of earlier SQLMatcher releases, Berryware is proud to announce SQLMatcher 2.3.6 Professional! SQLMatcher is a schema comparison and synchronization tool that supports Microsoft's SQL Server.

Although SQLMatcher 2.3.6 has a minor version increment it is a fairly significant release in one respect: it is now possible to use SQLMatcher to compare scripts that contain ALTER statements that may even drop tables, columns etc. This allows for new customer use cases that involve comparison of change scripts that are built up over time.

One example of a new use case is when SQLMatcher is used during development. Developers often create entities in a database with a certain structure and then later decide that the column data types should change or the table should be renamed or any other changes. To support the development process a set of change scripts is often combined into a full script that is executed against a prior release version to upgrade it to the new version. During development this script may be re-generated and it may be necessary to compare these scripts. Previously, SQLMatcher 2.3.6 couldn't deal with this scenario.

New Features in 2.3.6

  • Parse multiple sets of changes including ALTER statements.
  • Minor UI performance improvements and bug fixes.

  • For more information read the SQLMatcher 2.3.6 Release notes.

    New Features in 2.3.5

  • SQL Server 2012 Support.
  • Minor UI enhancements and performance improvements.

  • For more information read the SQLMatcher 2.3.5 Release notes.

    New Features in 2.3.4

  • Experimental SQL Server "Denali" CTP 3 Support.
  • Cosmetic improvements to the side-by-side integrated text comparison utility.
  • SQL scripting libraries no longer require COM registration during setup.

  • For more information read the SQLMatcher 2.3.4 Release notes.

    New Features in 2.3.2

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 support.
  • Better support for unnamed defaults.
  • A shortcut to restore "factory defaults" for troubleshooting.
  • Prompt to allow user to continue scripting even when client libraries don't seem to support server version.
  • New plugin engine for SMO-based SQL scripting + command-line tool for troubleshooting (SMOConsole).

  • For more information read the SQLMatcher 2.3.2 Release notes.

    New Features in 2.3

  • SQL Server 2008 support.
  • Project object type comparison filters now apply to scripts as well as live databases.
  • Full-text search catalog and indexes supported.
  • Improved icons for comparison status.

  • For more information read the SQLMatcher 2.3 Release notes.

    New Features in 2.2.1

  • Vista support.
  • New installer that supports upgrading.
  • Capability to view "temporary" SQL scripts.
  • Reference added to help for generating SQL scripts manually using SQL 2005.

  • For more information read the SQLMatcher 2.2.1 Release notes.

    New Features in 2.2

  • Full SQL Server 2005 Support.
  • Performance improvement.
  • Better "re-open last project" handling.
  • Improved SQL parsing engine.

  • For more information read the SQLMatcher 2.2 Release notes.

    New Features in 2.1.x

  • Full Unicode support.
  • New project options for partial database comparison.
  • Support for SQL Server 2000's extended properties.
  • New look and feel.
  • Many bug fixes.
  • Basic SQL 2005 support.

  • For a complete list of enhancements and defects addressed in this release see the "what's new" section of the help file included in the SQLMatcher download.