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C# Install and Make Database Changes

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Working on a Winforms application.  Will be utilizing an installation program to install the app on a client.  

My question is, is there a tool that can compare the database and make changes to the database from the install application.  Looks like I will be using InstallShield for my installer.

Thanks
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You would need to leverage the SQL Server Management Objects (SMO) library.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms162169.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
There's a lot in there. What you want to do is not impossible but may take considerable effort depending on how complex your database is.
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Any other suggestions?
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What's wrong with the one already provided? The SMO library will do exactly what you need. If you have a more specific question please feel free to ask.
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I heard that there is a tool that will do that for you.
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