Where have all the objects gone, long time passing ? (Version 0.1.0)

  (You find the script at the end of the blog post)   People who inherit databases encounter often the same problem. They either don´t have the time “learning” the internals / logic of the existing objects within that database, or the learning curve and the time needed is too high for getting started. So…

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Headless build can make you scratch your head (Part 1)

  One big advantage over recent database projects is the ability to do headless build on a build controller.   There is no straight forward definition of a headless build. In summary you can describe it that only the needed prerequisites are installed for compiling and translating the bits. While for some compilations specific applications…

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Why the name of the service ist not the ServiceName, is not the ServiceName

  While recently writing a windows service which should be a multi-instance Service, I encountered the following challenge. As in SQL Server I wanted to use a similiar naming convention like MyServiceName$InstanceNameHere to distinguish the services from another. Within the service I needed exactly this service name in order to gather the right configuration. Fortunately,…

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The help for “The database schema provider could not be determined…”

Some of us might be still bound to VSDBCMD instead of using the new tools of SSDT like SQLPackage. As frustrating as it is, we need to also get around this and the limitations of the existing error Messages of VSDBCMD. The one you will encounter often is: The database schema provider could not be…

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