What is MergeUi?
A Visual Studio Addin to create and edit MERGE statements in SSDT projects.
What have you done?
I have released a new version of MergeUi, thanks to Luca Zavarella for prodding me into getting this release out and for pointing out some bugs!
This has a number of bug fixes and a new UI, the old one was pretty ugly, although this still isn't 100% perfect but it should be more usable.
You can download the latest version from:
If you get any issues with it, have a look at the output window - any errors are written there, it is important to understand that it uses a combination of the dacpac and the post deployment script in your project so make sure your project has been built and the post deploy script is valid T-SQL (sqlcmd mode is ok).
Why are changes to the schema not reflected straight away
Changing or adding static or reference data should be an occasional thing, not something you are working on constantly. One of my pet hates about addins etc is that they take up cpu and consume memory even when they are not in use, so instead of always running and monitoring the project for changes I simply ask you to compile your project and click the "Populate" button to see any updates - it really is a better visual studio experience overall.
It doesn't do X or is broken
Send me an email or comment here, if you can send me a dacpac reproducing the issue I will get it fixed asap and back to you - I am really committed to fixing issues so send them my way!