How to get schema changes on sql azure database using tsql?

  • vsamantha35


    Points: 11042

    Hi All,

    Need some help on SQL Azure db.

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    How can I get Schema changes report on sql azure db? In ssms, when I right click the db->I dont see that report which tells me schema change history.If it is onPrem sql db, I used to right click -> reports - >standard reports -> Schema changes history and get all the changes done to the database.

    Basically, I want to get a similar report if not SSMS GUI, can we get the same report using plain TSQL for azure db? Basically I wanted to check for schema changes between 2 dates which could have affected the database performance.



  • Grant Fritchey

    SSC Guru

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    That's not available in Azure SQL Database because you're not dealing with a server, which uses default trace to generate the report. Instead you're dealing with a database as a platform. It's just not the same as having a SQL Server instance. You can add tracking for that using Extended Events, however, it's on you to set it up, maintain it, create reports off of it. You'd be better using some kind of source control system to maintain & deploy schema changes to the database.

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  • vsamantha35


    Points: 11042

    Okay. Thanks Grant.

  • Andrew Stanton

    Ten Centuries

    Points: 1115

    Except that it isnt really useful when trying to find the rogue who applied a schema change without recording it in version control. That schema report was/is great for that.

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