Database Object Name Refactoring Using Visual Studio 2005 Database Professional Edition CTP 3

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Any of you taxpayers that check out my team blog ( ) regularly know my M.O. - I like to kick things off with a clever quote. So why not carry on the tradition here. This one's from the Old Testament:

"A good name is better than precious ointment."

All I can say is that they must have had some mighty fine ointment back then.

As a matter of fact, just the other day as my wife was layin' down a heathly slathering of Desitin, I couldn't stop from interjecting, "Honey, A good name is better than precious ointment." To which she replied, "I got several choice names for you, buster, if you don't get over here and give me a hand with YOUR son!"

She never fails to spoil an anecdote.

Well, all you refactoring wolverines out there are gonna love Visual Studio Database Professional Refactoring support. It sure beats preccious ointment. So check out this cool demo using CTP3.

Come on in - set a spell - take ya shoes off - yall come back now!

Ken Garove 

Quote Citation:
AUTHOR: Old Testament 
QUOTATION: A good name is better than precious ointment.
ATTRIBUTION: Ecclesiastes vii. 1.  [text]
BIOGRAPHY: Columbia Encyclopedia.



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    Am I wrong or the column FName was moved to the end of field list after refactoring? If so, I really dislike such kind of behaviour...
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    Demo was good, here are my comments though:

    These changes (the one you demoed) are one of the most basic things. I sincerely doubt they would love to use tools like these for simple changes like "Column Rename"

    In your demo, if you display some COOOOOLLLL features that will WOOOW the customer that would be the selling point.  I know you guys are just doing these as to show new things but the question is "Is this something people really looking for?"

    In SQL 2005 there are so many new features added, if you could DEMO integration of your product with those new tool set, believe me that is what people would look for

    My 2 cents Smiley

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