Frequently asked questions
At the moment, the SQL Automation Pack is particularly for people who have their own continuous integration systems in place and use the SQL Developer Bundle.
If you don't have the SQL Developer Bundle, you can try it out for free, or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how Red Gate can help bring continuous integration to your business.
What is the SQL Automation Pack?
The SQL Automation Pack allows you to use Red Gate tools as part of an automated process installed on a server, virtual machine, or build agent.
Do I need a license of the SQL Automation Pack?
If you are using the command line tools from any of the products in the SQL Developer Bundle on a build server, you will need the SQL Automation Pack
How many will I need?
You need one license for every concurrent Red Gate process you run on your server. If you have a single build instance that handles tasks, you only need one license. If you have more, running multiple tasks simultaneously, you need a license for each instance. In Team City, these instances are referred to as build agents.
I already have a SQL Developer Bundle license - doesn't that cover me?
The SQL Developer Bundle and its constituent tools are licensed per-user, to be installed on an individual's PC or laptop for their own use. The automation of the tools as part of a server installation is not covered by your SQL Developer Bundle's per-user licensing.
Do I need the SQL Automation Pack if I'm using the command line tools on my desktop machine?
If you are using the command lines for SQL Developer Bundle tools on your own PC, rather than configuring a build server or build agents to benefit your team, you do not need the SQL Automation Pack. This is already covered under your existing per-user license.
Do I need to own a SQL Developer Bundle license to use the SQL Automation Pack?
The SQL Automation Pack contains standalone command line tools for use in automated processes. For developers to have the best experience, we strongly recommend they also use the SQL Developer Bundle or the Deployment Suite for Oracle so that they have the full versions of these tools for their own use.
The SQL Automation Pack command line tools are designed to be used alongside the GUI tools in the full bundles. Many command line features are reliant on features in the corresponding GUI tools which are included in the SQL Developer Bundle or the Deployment Suite for Oracle. For more details, please contact sales.
What does a SQL Automation Pack License cover?
A licence of the SQL Automation Pack allows you to use any of the following products in an automated process in one automated process:
- SQL Compare
- SQL Data Compare
- SQL Packager
- SQL Doc
- SQL Data Generator
- Schema Compare for Oracle
- Data Compare for Oracle
- The TeamCity plugin
- Build scripts for MSBuild and NAnt
How do I license it?
It depends on exactly how you're using the integration tools. For more information on licensing the SQL Automation Pack, please refer to the full product documentation.