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Using SQLCMD in Visual Studio to run sql scripts NOT IN a database project

Posted on 2011-09-22
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Hi

I am part of a team using Visual Studio/Team Foundation Server to manage database development.

We are using a database project to manage schema changes.

We have a folder in TFS, not in the database project where we keep run-once-only scripts to update metadata/config data. We see no reason in keeping these in the Pre/PostDeployment script area of the database project as these files will not be updated once they have been run.

My question is: is there a way to refer to files in a TFs folder, so that I can create a single deployment script with something like:

:r "$/MyProject/MetaDataScripts/Release1/Script1.sql"
:r "$/MyProject/MetaDataScripts/Release1/Script2.sql"

where the path is refering the source location in TFS Source Control Explorer?

Thanks
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As long as all access is in place at folder and SQL database lever for the NT/SQL login(s) that are running the SQL scripts I can't see why not. All you need to provide is the full path to the SQL script file and make sure folder/db access is in place.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms170572(v=SQL.100).aspx
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