SQL Source Control 5

Commit changes

Committing a change updates the source control repository with that change.

When you make changes to source-controlled databases, SQL Source Control labels the changed objects in the Object Explorer:

To update source control with your changes, go to the Commit tab:

The Commit tab lists all the objects in your database that anyone has made changes to.

To commit changes:

  1. Select the objects you want to commit.
  2. Write a comment describing your changes (optional).

    To reuse previous commit comments, on the right of the comment field, click

  3. Click Commit.
    A progress dialog box is displayed while SQL Source Control commits the changes to your source control system.
    Click OK to close the dialog box.

Source control is updated with your changes.

You can also commit changes by right-clicking an object, folder, or database in the Object Explorer, and clicking Commit changes to source control. The Commit tab is displayed, with the objects you clicked selected to commit.

If you're using Git

If you're using Git, to get changes into your remote repository, you need to push after you've committed them.

To do this, find the blue banner above the commit grid and click Push. This pushes all commits from the local repository to the remote repository. 

If you're using a working folder

If you're using a working folder, to commit changes to your repository, you need to save the changes in SQL Source Control, then commit using your own source control system.

Integrating with bug tracking systems

You can use SQL Source Control to associate your commits with an SVN bug IDs or TFS work items. You might do this to better integrate database changes with a bug-tracking system, or the project management functionality of Team Foundation Server.

SQL Source Control only supports this by adding the bug ID or work item number to the comment you make when committing changes.

For more information about setting up SVN bug IDs, see  Integration with Bug Tracking Systems / Issue Trackers on the Tortoise SVN site.

SVN bug IDs

SVN bug IDs are enabled using bugtraq properties. You can use these to add commit hooks to make SVN parse log messages for bug or issue numbers and relate them to your issue tracking system.

To associate a commit with a bug or issue, include the issue number in the commit comment with a # symbol. For example: This commit addresses issue #100

TFS work items

TFS work items are used to track pieces of work in a development project. Each work item has a number.

  • To associate a commit with a work item, include #A[Work Item number] at the start of the comment. For example: #A106 adding tables
  • To resolve a work item, include #R[Work Item number]at the start of the comment. For example: #R106 adding tables

The numbers don't appear in the commit comment recorded on the TFS Server.


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