Version number: 188.8.131.52
Version date: September 30, 2022
To view the full change history, click here
SQL Server Supported
Data Compare supports SQL Server versions from 2000 through 2022, including the latest Azure Databases.
Data Compare runs on Windows operating systems and requires .NET framework 4.6
You must install also Azure Active Directory Authentication
library in order to use the Azure Authentication feature.
You can download this component from Microsoft at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48742
Data Compare Editions: Licenses, Trial and Lite
Let us state, in order to avoid confusion, that there is only one package that you need to install, not three of them.
Edition is a state of Data Compare, which, depending on the licensing and the environment, could be one of the following:
- Trial Mode: For the first 2 weeks after a new installation, Data Compare operates in the Trial mode. During this time, it is fully functional with no restrictions.
- Lite Edition: When the 2-week trial ends, Data Compare switches to the Lite Edition if no license is found.
You can still compare SQL Server Express with no restrictions, but other SQL Server editions are limited to 25 tables and 40 views, procedures or functions (each).
Licensed Edition: It is enabled when you activate a license. The subscription license, that we provide, gives you full access to patches, updates and
all major releases that we publish during the time that your subscription is active.
We also provide free upgrade to any major build that has been released within 1 month of your purchase (subject to change).
A few additional notes on the comparison tools
For our thoughts as to why you would need the comparison tools and, most importantly, why good tools can make a big difference in your day-to-day activities,
please take a look at our database comparison tools overview
to view the Data Compare online help.
Software License Agreement
to view the Software License Agreement.