Easy SSIS Package Compare

I’ve been asking for a way to compare SSIS packages for a long time, and finally Redgate has released an early access version. Years ago we had an internal version, but the visual comparison format was a problem. Really, we couldn’t decide how to actually compare packages on screen in a way that makes sense for users.

Well, this has been a part-time project for a few developers, and they’ve been trying out ideas for years. I saw something last year that looked good, and I’ve been hoping they’d move it forward. It finally got accepted as a Foundry project, which is our research arm.

It got a little polish, and now you can get a view of two packages, with various annotations that tells you something is different between the various tasks. The inspiration is the Execution Plan compare, which is in SSMS now.

view-the-execution-status-of-ssis-package-2

If you want to try this out, you can’t. It’s a joke. While I do hope they build this, for now, there’s no project in the works.

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4 Responses to Easy SSIS Package Compare

  1. paschott says:

    Now that’s just a _cruel_ post for this day! 😉

    Like

  2. Larry Huisingh says:

    Not cool, Steve. Not cool.

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  3. way0utwest says:

    C’mon, that’s a good joke

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