Re: DDL comparison, deployment and version management

From: Daniel Morgan <>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 22:12:25 -0700
Message-ID: <1097039626.824421_at_yasure>

stevie wrote:
> Hi
> We are attempting to manage changes to schemas on a variety of
> different instances of Oracle by enforcing a procedure where each
> change is scripted by a single individual and managed by our source
> control system. These scripts are then manually executed in the
> correct order during a release. This works OK but is becoming unwieldy
> when we have ever more instances to manage, especially when branching
> application code means branching database structure.
> I was wondering if there are alternative ways of handling this and/or
> best practices that others have experience of.
> I presume there are DDL (and data) comparison tools that can be used
> which can simplify the complexitiy of this process - does anyone have
> good/bad experiences with these tools?
> Thanks for your input
> Stevie

I can't think of a worse way to handle it.

Depending on what you are doing you could look at: Change Management Packs
Advanced Replication

and by all means the DBMS_RECTIFIER_DIFF built-in package. go to:
click on Morgan's Library

Daniel A. Morgan
University of Washington
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Received on Wed Oct 06 2004 - 07:12:25 CEST

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