ApexSQL Build 2018 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Build 2018 has been released

About ApexSQL Build: ApexSQL Build is a SQL database deployment tool that builds new databases and updates existing ones by packaging SQL scripts, SQL script folders, database snapshots, and scripts under version control into a single deployment SQL script, a .NET solution, or an executable installer. It allows specifying the objects to be created or updated, ensures error-free deployment, and more.

For more information visit the ApexSQL Build product page


  • High DPI and 4K resolution support
  • Applied concepts of Visual Language Dictionary for Visual Studio for iconography, imagery, colors, menus, fonts, formatting and other GUI elements
  • Insert static data from the Script folder input source
  • CLI switches:
    • Optional output elements [/oe]
    • Author [/auth]
    • Legal [/leg]

Improved quality:

  • 47 bugs and known issues fixed


  • The application now requires Microsoft .NET framework 4.7.1
  • The application has been split into three editions:
    • Community
    • Standard
    • Professional
  • New light, blue and dark themes are now available
  • SQL Server 2017 version is added in the Compatibility mode drop-down list under the Database options step
  • Header options under the Script tab in the Options window are now unchecked by default
  • The Comments and Print statements options under the Script tab in the Options window are now checked by default

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Release notes

February 27, 2018