Prevent Design running against database 
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: Peter Presnell28487 22 Apr 2008
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I would like to have the ability to mark a database so that its design is not refreshed automatically by the Design task running on the server.   When set I can only update the design via a manual refresh/replace.
This would be very useful in situations in which a database has a significant number of individual design elements that are inherited from various other templates residing on the same server.  Whilst I can remove all the template references it is neither an easy or reliable task to put them back at a later stage (when I do want to get the latest design changes from those other templates).  The scenario I often encounter is the development work is done on an application but somebody is working on separate development impacting one or more of the templates I am using.  Between Unit Testing/QA starting and deployment to production  I really do not want any of these template changes to be applied to my application automatically.

1) Michael Kinder624 (22 Apr 2008)
Really, more of a question then a comment. Do you mark template inheritance references in the database, or in a template that the database inherits from?

Mike Kinder
2) Rob Goudvis8695 (23 Apr 2008)
The scenario you described can be avoided by having separate templates. One for development and another one for Unit Testing and one for production. When you give these templates a different name you will minimise the work to move a template to another phase of your project.

I think this way of working is less dangerous than allowing the refresh to be blocked.
3) Paul Davies13558 (23 Apr 2008)
@2 - this is how I work - it is very effective. Each template has it's own filename, template name and db title - the template name and db title are always the same to recduce confusion


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