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Update database schema changes to SQL Azure using DAC


In my previous blog posts (Deploy DAC, Import/Export DAC), I have shown you how to migrate database schema and data to SQL Azure. In this blog post, I am going to show you how to update the database schema changes to SQL Azure.

Implementation

We already have Currency database with two tables(refer Deploy DAC post). So, we have imported an additional table “Sales.TaxRates” in to this database. Now, We need to extract DAC file from Currency database and upgrade the the SQL Azure database.

Step 1: Browse SQL Azure “Currency database”

pic1Step 2: Extract DACPAC file from the source database

pic1pic1Step 3: Go to SQL Azure portal and Upgrade the Currency database

pic2Select DACPAC file

pic2Upgrade step 1 will be start automatically and provide the change summary for the upgrade operation.

pic1Check the acknowledge check box and submit the changes.

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Upgrade operation has submitted and assigned the activity number 4 for the operation.

pic1Go to database task page and view the result of the upgrade task.

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Step 4: Database has been upgraded successfully.

pic1We have learned the database upgrade process in SQL Azure with these simple steps.

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