SSDT: Scripting static data from SQL Server (video)

Out of the box, SSDT covers objects on a database level, like tables, stored procedures, views, functions, etc. That means schema only. In many cases, there is a need to

Deployment of Microsoft SQL database with Azure DevOps

Hello, data folks! I have published several articles about databases and their maintenance in SSDT project on the blog. One of the posts explained step by step how to import

Script and deploy the data for database from SSDT project

This post is a part of the series about SSDT and database project leveraging Visual Studio. We already know that SSDT can cover all objects but only on a database

SSDT (SqlPackage) thread crashes with error when publishing

In this post, I will show you one of the scenarios when SSDT (SQL Server Data Tools) can fail unexpectedly while publishing database project to target server or preparation of

Tokenization of database project in SSDT

SSDT project has something we call Variables. On the Internet (posts, forums) they also are known as placeholders or tokens, especially when talking in a deployment/CI/CD/DevOps context. Variables can be found for

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How to create DACPAC file?

In this post I will explain what the DACPAC is and how to create it. In previous post in DevOps series I described how to create new, empty database project

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New DB project with SSDT and import existing database

With this episode I would like to commence long-awaited new series It’s about DevOps with databases. I’ll start with SSDT, but not exclude other tools (like Redgate ReadyRoll) in the

#TSQL2sDay – How SQLPackage.exe can spoil your deployment

Today, I’d like to describe briefly one thing with SQLPackage.exe. I know… It’s not precisely related to PowerShell (this week topic), but… you can use PowerShell to run it (and