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by ladyzebra / August 22, 2011 12:15 AM PDT

We have customers who buy our SaaS package, and if they want to convert their existing data (SO's Inventory, Customer information, etc) I need a tool that will do a "stare and compare" to match their existing tables/columns to ours, so we don't miss or loose anything. There are usually between SQL db's, not ACCESS to SQL. Any suggestions?

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This looks like a job for
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 5:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Looking for software

A developer to write a tool for you. You write that you have a software package for sale. Wouldn't you task your programmers to add this?
Bob

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HaHa...
by ladyzebra / August 22, 2011 6:08 AM PDT

The developers were doing it, however it got handed off to me, a measly product manager to do, because "it's too much work" for a developer to do!

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Re: program
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 6:22 AM PDT
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To me, it seems like an essential part of the product. So the costs should have been included in the 'cost' part of the business case to develop this product.
Let's hope that - while they underestimated the costs - they didn't overestimate the revenue they will make. If they were wrong on that part also, it might be time to start looking for another job.

Kees

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Thanks Kees
by ladyzebra / August 22, 2011 10:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: program

No, i don't think that anything was over or under estimated, just thinking outside the box to control costs and find a better way.

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Tipping my hand.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 8:26 AM PDT
In reply to: HaHa...

My first SQL works were done over a decade ago and just issued some updates last month.

Why I add this is I have yet to find any tool that would do this for me. That is, when my app starts, the code checks for proper columns and more then upgrades the tables if need be.

It's something we put into the apps.
Bob

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Keep me posted
by ladyzebra / August 22, 2011 10:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Tipping my hand.

When you do find this tool, let me know when you app is ready! Thanks for you help.

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