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Red-Gate is Badass!!

Ok, so the other night I uninstalled my R2 install on my box and put on the new SQL2012.  I know upgrade exists, but I just wanted the thing on there and didn’t feel like messing with anything stupid going wrong.  So anyway, I was half way through my uninstall when I remembered, Oh Crap, I’m gonna lose SQLPrompt cause SQL2012 just came out.  I was pretty upset because I use that tool all the time.

So While Denali was installing, I went out to Red-Gate to see if they had it listed anywhere when SQLPrompt would support Denali… and you know what?  It already does.  I installed the newest version and it works beautifully in SQL2012.  And that’s not all.  They’ve got this kewl new thing they’re doing where they let you see beta features.  They call it Experimental Features and it’s at the bottom of the SQL Prompt 5 menu.  Here’s what it looks like.

These are beta features and you’re welcome to install them and try them out as you wish.  Personally I love this because I quite often want stuff like this and even if there are a couple bugs it’s still better than not having it at all.

So Red-Gate, I salute you for having this ready in time for the release and for doing such a good job with presenting us with these new features.  I want to have your babies.

Red-Gate’s Data Generator

I’ve been on data generators lately so I’m continuing that again. I’ve actually gotten a hold of a couple more last night so I’ll be doing some write-ups on those as well. If you want to catch up, here are the other postings that started all of this.

Generating Data
Going Red

OK, I was able to get Red-Gate’s data generator up and running on my new instance of Yukon last night and I pumped some data through it. And like many of Red-Gate’s other tools it’s just easy to use. There are a couple things you have to get used to, but it’s really no big deal.

So I was able to generate 100,000 rows across a wireless pretty damn fast. In just a few secs really. I wanted to make a quick Camtasia of it for you last night, but time just got away from me. I’ll try to get it done tonight and give you a quick walk-through of the product. But it’s a nice tool. It doesn’t do absolutely everything I’d like it to do just yet, but there’s nothing wrong with it. And it’s young so I suspect that it’ll grow into itself.

Anyway, I haven’t really put it through any real paces yet. I’ve just barely scratched the surface to get the feel for the GUI and how fast it can generate a simple data set. And it’s not only fast, it’s easy to use. I’m very pleased so far.