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Thank you for using Change Manager 5.0. Change Manager provides automation to manual tasks such as database comparisons, difference reporting, and the development of synchronization scripts. Additionally, it provides support for troubleshooting database problems by retaining prior database states and versions in addition to the live source. The application is modularized among data, configuration, and schema comparison which enables you to control aspects of data, configuration parameter, and schema comparisons, respectively.

What's New in Change Manager 5.0

CM/Schema Integration and Enhancements

Job Explorer

Source Code Control (Project Explorer and Navigator Views)

Data Source Explorer Enhancements

Configuration Standard Enhancements

Data Comparison Job Enhancements

Version Information on CM/Config Jobs

Synchronization Script Enhancements

Job Reporting

Command Line Enhancements

Custom Plug-In Functionality

Release Notes

Important Advisory Notes

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

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What's New in Change Manager 5.0

Thank you for using Change Manager 5.0. Change Manager provides automation to manual tasks such as database comparisons, difference reporting, and the development of synchronization scripts. Additionally, it provides support for troubleshooting database problems by retaining prior database states and versions in addition to the live source. The application is modularized among CM/Data, CM/Config, and CM/Schema which enables you to control aspects of data, configuration parameter, and schema comparisons, respectively.

CM/Schema Integration and Enhancements

Change Manager 5.0 features the complete integration of the CM/Schema module into the framework with CM/Data and CM/Config. This major interface rework provides an enhanced user experience by providing improvements in versatility, performance, and comprehension.

Major enhancements include:

Job Explorer

The Job Explorer view replaces Change Explorer, and provides an organized list of Data, Configuration, and Schema jobs from which to explore and manage. It includes enhanced interface and organizational functionality to improve comprehension and the ease at which jobs are set up, managed, and viewed.

Source Code Control (Project Explorer and Navigator Views)

Change Manager 5.0 now supports source code control through compatible source control plug-ins. All data source definitions, jobs, standards, synchronization scripts and archives can be stored as specified file formats, placed in a repository, and shared across multiple instances of the application. To enable this feature, the Project Explorer view organizes XML files that define jobs and stores them in a directory on the system, while the Navigator can be used in conjunction with the implemented source control system to share files across a development team or project.

Data Source Explorer Enhancements

The Auto Discover button scans your system for data sources and automatically adds them to Data Source Explorer. Additionally, the Import command enables you to import data sources from the Windows registry, Eclipse Data Tools Platform (DTP), TOAD, and other instances of Change Manager. Conversely, the Export command enables you to store the current defintions catalog in a file for import purposes on other systems.

Configuration Standard Enhancements

The Standards Explorer view has been removed in Change Manager 5.0, and all configuration standards are now managed via Project Explorer. Additionally, static property definitions are no longer associated with a source. They are simply marked as static and stored as independent values.

Data Comparison Job Enhancements

Data comparison jobs have been enhanced to provide users with a greater control over the comparison and synchronization process.

Data comparison job enhancements include:

Version Information on CM/Config Jobs

Configuration archives, jobs, and standards now include detailed version information regarding each platform.

Synchronization Script Enhancements

When executing synchronization scripts, users can now configure SQL session options, start a transaction, commit a transaction, and rollback transactions, in addition to running the script as normal. Additionally, new formatting capabilities have been provided for the modification of generated scripts. The CTRL+SHIFT+F command formats a synchronization script based on a specified template stored in Change Manager preferences.

Job Reporting Features

New file formats are provided for the generation of job reports. XML, PDF, RTF, CSV, and HTML report files can be generated and saved for all data, configuration, and schema comparison jobs. Additionally, a 'Preview Report' command enables you to open a view of the report prior to saving it for the purposes of previewing the information.

Command Line Enhancements

Change Manager's command line functionality has been enhanced. The Script Generation Wizard now fully supports the production of Linux shell scripts in addition to ANT tasks. Additionally, jobs are now referenced in the system by file name instead of job name or number, and report generation can be included via the -output flag.

Custom Plug-In Functionality

Change Manager now supports the development and implementation of custom plug-ins for job notification and customization. Tutorials are provided with the help for development of job notification enhancement and CM/Config customizations.

Release Notes

Important Advisory Notes

Known Issues

  • General
  • Schema Comparison
  • Data Comparison
  • Configuration Comparison
  • Bug Fixes


    Bugs fixed in Change Manager 5.0.1
    Bug DBMS Version Description
    2875 All All Schema: Change Manager doesn't make distinctions between indexes with the same name but created for different tables.
    2132 All All Schema: Change Manager generates dropped NOVALIDATE constraint scripts in compare feature.
    3162 All All Schema: Difference about PK fillfactor is still reported along with other difference when 'Ignore Storage Comparison' option is enabled.
    2691 SQL Server 2005 Schema: SQL Server 2005 index with INCLUDE columns specified does not archive the include option.
    2866 All All Schema: NPE appears when trying to perform the Save As command on a script.
    Bugs fixed in Change Manager 5.0.
    Bug DBMS Version Description
    20 All All Schema: Getting "Column to be modified to NULL cannot be modified to NULL" message when altering table column from NOT NULL to NULL in sync script.
    53 All All Schema: The SYNCH functionality cannot parse foreign characters.
    63 All All Schema: Options to NOT rename original object if the action fails.
    113 All All Schema: Unable to receive html notifications when doing a database capture.
    281 All All Schema: Index difference is not picked up when comparing table with PK to table with PK using Index.
    313 All All Schema: Job file created by Change Manager contains unmasked username & password.
    315 All All Schema: Enhancement: Would like to be able to concatenate change notifcation e-mails.
    316 All All Schema: Compare jobs create the full directory structures for the SQL file whether differences are found or not.
    323 SQL Server All "Schema 5.0: COMPARE: Requirement for ""Ignore GRANT SELECT statements"" option."
    380 SQL Server All Schema 5.0: NVARCHAR(MAX) datatypes to a database that has VARCHAR(All000) datatype the resulting SYNC DDL script has NVARCHAR as the datatype with out (MAX) specified.
    601 Oracle All Schema: Would like much more granularity when comparing constraint names.
    605 Oracle All Schema: Support for USING NO INDEX clause on materialized views.
    608 Oracle All Schema: PCTFREE is lost when capturing the index storage clause of a materialized view.
    613 All All Schema: Application crashes on selecting the 'Options' from the File menu options.
    712 Oracle All Schema 5.0: FK is created then disabled within Sync Script when FK exists in both compared schemas.
    738 SQL Server All Schema: BUG Change Manager is not generating or comparing the MS SQL Server Table or Column comments.
    766 All All Schema 5.0: When capturing an Archive theere is a bug in the way the Stored Procedures are being captured.
    773 Oracle All Schema: ENHANCEMENT DB Links are getting reported as extended alters.
    773 Oracle All Schema: BUG SQL output of changes sometimes lists the source tablespace in the tablespace clause even when user specifies otherwise.
    785 SQL Server All "Schema: Synchronization tables and stored procedures, drop mechanisms are not the same."
    860 SQL Server All Schema: Sync screen fails with 'the page cannot be displayed' when comparing an index with '_' as a leading char.
    933 All All Schema 5.0: Warning message appearing when launching application due to old visual source safe server being recognized.
    936 Oracle All "Schema: Datasources are not discovered or registered automatically when TNS_ADMIN registry key is used to point to the remote location of TNSNames.ORA file , while they are discovered in Net8Assistant."
    937 SQL Server All Schema: Ignore Constaint Name Difference is not working.
    952 All All Schema: Notification email entered in the Options section for notifications does not get populated in the dialogue box.
    966 Oracle All Schema: Error code 955 SQL state All2000: ORA-00955:.
    983 SQL Server All Schema: Generated Sync Scripts are not correct - deleted table object reappears in the view synchronization scripts.
    983 SQL Server All "Schema: ' NOT ' SYNTAX ERRROR IN EXTENDED ALTER - syntax ""Collate"" causing error in sync script."
    985 All All "Schema: Synchronization scripts for tables generate a COLLATE on some data types (uniqueidentifier, datetime, int) with out a collation named."
    996 SQL Server All Schema: Failure to create brackets around database names containing special characters such as a hyphen in sync script.
    1001 All All Schema: Timestamp year entry is incorrect for archives when regional time setting is set to YYYY-DD-MM.
    1006 SQL Server All "Schema: When adding a identity column to existing table, the SET_IDENTITY_INSERT stmt needs to be set to OFF instead of ON."
    1008 SQL Server All Schema: problems opening HTML report scripts for objects with long names
    1009 SQL Server All "Schema: Support for new MS SQL Server 2005 datatypes - User should be able to create varchar(max), nvarchar(max), varbinary(max)."
    1012 SQL Server All Schema: Extra code is generated during compare.
    1015 Oracle All Schema: ISQL: Errors executing CM Sync DDL - Successful using DBArtisan ISQL.
    1017 All All Schema: Upgrade script fails when using named SQL Server Instance (SQLSERVER\INSTANCE).
    1019 SQL Server All Schema: SCHEMA_CAPTURE: Exception list to exclude number of Stored Procedures for comparison.
    1020 SQL Server All Schema: SQL2005: Tablename entry missing from 'sp_rename' calls within syncronise script.
    1022 SQL Server All Schema: Extraction for Logins are different in Change Manager and Dbartisan.
    1023 All All Schema: Change Manager does not work with Lotus Notes.
    1026 All All Schema: Unable to execute parallel archive executions.
    1027 All All Schema: COMPARISON_REPORT: HTML contains back slash characters for A HREF links which fails to work on Apache Web Server.
    1028 SQL Server All Schema: Application crashes with a buffer overrun when it tries to compare archive views between SQL2K and SQL 2005 (same job worked fine in CM303).
    1029 SQL Server All Schema: SCHEMA_COMPARE: Critical error when comparing two MSSQL databases.
    1032 Oracle All "Schema: ORA_10.2: Error ""Send Mail failed to send message"" when sending (SMTP) Comparison HTML report."
    1033 Oracle All Schema: Generated Create Index statements don't include columns after sync.
    1035 DB/2 All "Schema: When comparing an archive to a live db2 udb datasource, CM creates a drop/create script even if it appears to be no differences."
    1038 SQL Server All Schema: Error of Invalid Synchronization SQL directory when name of database has a (/) dash in it.
    10All2 Oracle All Schema: SCRIPT: Partition value (DEFAULT) being incorrectly generated as ('DEFAULT') causing syntax error when executed.
    1033 Oracle All "Schema: SQL: Index not dropped when using Primary key with index (only Constraint is dropped), causing run-time error."
    1035 Oracle All Schema: COMPARE: Differences not detected when source table is part. with sub-part and target table is identically part. without sub-part.
    1036 All All "Schema: After running a query on CM All.0, gets a incorrect syntax error message."
    1055 All All Schema: TS: Sync script should contain DROP statement and not set them to UNUSED.
    1057 Oracle All Schema: Semi Colon (;) causing compile errors in Change Manager.
    1058 SQL Server All Schema: Archive Version states All instead of All.0 for a newly created archive.
    1060 All All Schema: SYNC_SCRIPT contains incorrect Schema name for ALTER INDEX.
    1061 Sybase All Schema: Logical FK's skipped when extract SQL from archive.
    1099 All All "Schema 5.0: When doing an extended alter, no need to drop table constraints first."
    1303 Sybase All Data: Default naming scheme option is disabled by default during datasource Auto Discovery and is later causing bad SQL script names.
    1311 All All Data: Selecting a single table to compare hangs the product.
    1353 All All Data: An user defined data type and a system data type can't be mapped for MS SQL Server 2005.
    1693 Oracle All Schema 5.0: Extra lines being added which are casuing issues error message when you try to compile when extracting an archive.
    1835 SQL Server All Schema 5.0: Column default value comparison fails SQL Server 2000 vs. 2005.
    1858 All All Data: Option to print out data comparison reports.
    1950 All All Data: No columns for certain Oracle 10 mappings.
    2121 All All Data: DATE data type for Oracle is not shown completely in CM Database results page.
    2133 All All Schema 5.0: Generates incorrect sync script for index.

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