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Introduction to SQL Connect

Connected, source-controlled database development in Visual Studio

  • Develop databases in Visual Studio alongside application code

  • Query databases and execute stored procedures directly from Visual Studio

  • Track and share changes using your source control system

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Working with SQL Connect

Using SQL Connect


Bring your database to your Visual Studio solution


Synchronize changes between your Visual Studio project and database


Commit changes to source control

Using SQL Connect with SQL Source Control and SQL Compare

SQL Connect projects can share repositories with databases connected to SQL Source Control, so your team can easily share changes in Visual Studio or SQL Server Management Studio.

At deployment, you can use SQL Compare to roll out database changes directly from your repository.

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Getting started guide

With SQL Connect, you can modify and source control databases in Microsoft Visual Studio alongside your existing projects.

SQL Connect projects are compatible with SQL Source Control and SQL Compare, so you and your team can work on databases in Visual Studio or SQL Server Management Studio and share your changes with your preferred source control tool.

This short guide shows you how to get started with SQL Connect.

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