Command Line Script file Only

abaker97abaker97 Posts: 2
edited September 23, 2011 7:27AM in SQL Compare Previous Versions
I am trying to compare a scripts folder to live database via the command line and generate a script file using the /scriptfile parameter without actually syncing the database. But, the only way I can get the script file created is to use the /sync option. Is it possible to generated the script file without syncing?


  • James BJames B Posts: 1,124 Silver 4
    Thanks for your post.

    This sounds unusual. I've just tried it here, with a commandline of:

    sqlcompare /db1:<db> /db2:<db> /scriptfile:c:\somefolder\somescript.sql

    This worked fine, and the file was generated. Are you working with any other switches that may somehow be conflicting? The full command may help. Also, what version are you using? If your scriptfile already exists, you may need to add on the /force option to overwrite it; but I think the same would be true with the /sync option set.
    Systems Software Engineer

    Redgate Software

  • I got the same problem as abaker97:

    If I specify /scriptfile without /sync I don't get my scriptfile ex:

    sqlcompare /s1:<server1> /db1:<db> /s2:<server2> /db2:<db> /scriptfile:c:\somefolder\somescript.sql

    Including the /sync switch will generate the scriptfile ex:

    sqlcompare /s1:<server1> /db1:<db> /s2:<server2> /db2:<db> /scriptfile:c:\somefolder\somescript.sql /sync

    I'm using SqlCompare8! Is this a bug which has been fixed in SqlCompare9?

    Is it because I'm comparing across servers?
  • I believe an update to the latest release did resolve it- try out the latest version and see if it works for you.
    Systems Software Engineer

    Redgate Software

  • Thanks.

    I found a patch that fixed the problem: ... hp?t=11077

    SC-4896 /ScriptFile:"<path\name.sql>" does not appear to generate script file (regression from 8.2)
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