Permissions required to use SQL Compare
Published 04 June 2013
The permissions you need to compare databases are:
|SQL Server version||Recommended permissions||Minimum permissions||Permissions if you want to compare |
|SQL Server 2008 and later|
|SQL Server 2005|
For deployments, we recommend using the
db_owner role. However, it's possible to deploy with just the permissions to make the changes listed in the Summary tab (on the Review page of the deployment wizard).
Exactly which permissions you need depends on the objects in your databases, and what you're deploying.
You can't deploy objects that are encrypted, if they're encrypted in the source.
If you don't have the right permissions:
- Some objects may be missing from the comparison results.
For example, User Defined Types don't appear in the comparison results if you don't have permission to view the schema they belong to.
- Deployments and deployment scripts may fail or have unexpected results.
If a deployment fails, SQL Compare attempts to roll back the changes, using transactions. However, in some circumstances, rolling back isn't possible.