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SQL Server Database Comparison?

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Does SQL Server 2008 have any kind of tool that will compare 2 Databases with each other. I basically have a "Development" version and a "Test" version that I need to compare for any differences.

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Afaik no, but SQL Server (2012) Data Tools has SQL menu > Schema Compare > New Schema Comparison, which enables you to point to a source and target database, and identify any object that are in one and not the other / in both but different.

Invaluable when migrating all changes from one database (say DEV) to another (TEST).
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by:BlakeMcKenna
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Thanks Jim...we're actually getting ready to do that migration to 2012...
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Very Damn Handy functionality.  Thanks for the accept, good luck with your project.  -Jim
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Thank you!
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