Owner mapping in schema compare

mfarbsteinmfarbstein Posts: 5
edited August 5, 2006 1:19PM in SQL Compare Previous Versions
In the Data Compare, one can map between objects that have different owners, which is a requirement in our environment. However, I cannot find a way to do the equivalent in the Schema Compare. Is this a possibility?

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  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    Hello,

    Yes! There is a Map Owners button in the bottom-left of the edit project window.
  • Thank you for prompt response.
    The source db (2000) has owner x for table a, and owner y for table b. The target db (2005) has schema y for table a, and schema y for table b.
    So the owner mapping looks like:
    x -> y for table a
    y -> y for table b
    The Schema Compare fails during the compare step with the error "Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: "table a". Key being added: "table a"."
    I think I've got that described correctly. I understand why the error occurs. I could fix this manually by externally changing the owners to be consistent. Having to fix it externally obviates the use of the Schema Compare program. A solution might be to be able to filter out the offending table so the compare completes for the remaining objects. Would appreciate your feedback and suggestions.
  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    I haven't got any suggestions, but this is a known potential issue that can happen with the software, when you have two identically named tables with different ownership, then try to map these two owners together.
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