ApexSQL Data Diff 2018 R5 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Data Diff 2018 R5 has been released

About ApexSQL Data Diff: ApexSQL Data Diff is a SQL Server data comparison and synchronization tool that detects data differences and resolves them without errors. It compares and synchronizes live databases, database backups, and data under source control. ApexSQL Data Diff integrates with SQL Server Management Studio and has a command line interface, to allow for unattended execution.

For more information, visit the ApexSQL Data Diff product page

About this release:


  • New error handling and send logs functionality
  • Improved application installer with a dark theme
  • New application icon
  • High DPI and 4K resolution support
  • Save automation script as a PowerShell script
  • Visual Studio integration support
  • Active Directory – Password authentication support
  • Active Directory – Integrated authentication support
  • Comparison summary output is added under the Export options in the Home tab
  • Ignore pre-processing script failure option is added under the Synchronization options
  • Additional outputs are added in the Automation script window for:

    • Comparison summary
    • Synchronization actions
    • Synchronization warnings
    • Execution results
    • Synchronization summary
  • CLI switches:

    • Source and destination login for Azure Active Directory authentication [/ad1 and /ad2]
    • Folder mapping settings for source and destination data sources [/fm1 and /fm2]
    • New value for the Synchronization options switch: Ignore pre-processing script failure [ippsf]
    • Name of the executable installer or C# solution package [/pknm]

Improved quality:

  • 33 bugs and known issue fixed

See also:
Release notes


September 6, 2018