Deploying dacpac files via SQL Database Projects (.sqlproj)

lee5i3lee5i3 Posts: 48
This is in a "Deploy.ps1" in the root of my Database project
$path = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path

& "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\DAC\bin\SqlPackage.exe" /sf:$path"\bin\Release\MyProject.Database.dacpac" /a:publish /TargetConnectionString:$DBConnectionString /p:VerifyDeployment=true /p:CreateNewDatabase=$CreateNewDatabase | Out-Default

You will need to add a CreateNewDatabase variable so database can be recreated depending on the environment.. eg. Development re-creates DB but not production

There is a lot more options available as well.. ... 03%29.aspx

This is definitely not perfect, as I want to make it a bit more flexible on the paths, but it works great on my environment


  • Thanks for sharing Lee, very useful!
    Justin Caldicott
    Redgate Software Ltd
  • Np,

    This made Deployment Manager extremely useful,
    I am able to have this setup with TeamCity and TFS.

    So ZERO user interaction is required to deploy to our development server, which is hosted in a Windows Azure VM, all we need to do is check-in code, and it automatically deploys not only our code, as well as any database changes (which is a SQL Project within VS)

    And when we want our sprints released, all we do is redeploy the last development release to next environment.

    I'm totally sold on this!
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