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Know of a tool for comparing database changes?

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Dear Experts,

I need to compare an old version of a database to a new version.  Specifically, I need to find out:

What are the new tables?
What tables are gone?
Within each table:
    What are the new fields?
    What fields are gone?
    What are the new keys?
    What keys are gone?
    etc.

Does anyone know of a tool that will do this?  Or some freeware/shareware, preferably in Java?  My db happens to be MS SQL.

Thanks!
BrianMc1958

   
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by:BrianMc1958
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btw, I'm only looking for changes to the structure of the tables.  I don't care about the data itself, or any of the other db-related things like users and security...
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by:shinobun
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I don't know of a tools that specifically does that, but with a tool that can export the schema as scripts, you can compare the exported scripts to find out.

I know Aqua Data Studio has an export schema functionality:

http://www.aquafold.com/
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Another is Druid:

http://druid.sourceforge.net/
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