ApexSQL Diff 2016 R2 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Diff 2016 R2 has been released

Type: Medium feature, major fix release

About ApexSQL Diff: ApexSQL Diff is a SQL Server and Windows Azure SQL database comparison and synchronization tool which detects differences between database objects and resolves them without errors. It compares and synchronizes live databases, native or natively compressed database backups, database snapshots, scripts in source control and script folders and generates comprehensive reports on the detected differences.

For more information visit the ApexSQL Diff product page

About this release:


  • Amazon RDS support
  • Support for SQL Server Management Studio 2016 integration
  • Save project as batch file
  • Help to HTML switch
  • Package options switches
  • Silent switch
  • Ignore new objects switch
  • Ignore invalid objects switch
  • Warnings handling switch
  • Return error codes switch
  • 17 new CLI return error codes:

    • Invalid switch
    • Duplicated switch
    • Missing argument
    • Missing a dependent switch
    • Value out of range
    • Invalid file path
    • Invalid project file
    • Unsupported edition
    • Invalid activation key
    • Trial has expired
    • Connection timeout
    • Connection failed
    • Operation canceled
    • Application error
    • Execution error
    • Execution timeout
    • Output file creating failed
  • Improved CLI output messages:

    • Comparison summary
    • Warnings output
    • Synchronization summary
    • Changes output

Improved quality:

  • 49 bugs and known issues fixed

See also:
Release notes

July 21, 2016