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SQL Toolbelt

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/22/2019.

Redgate's SQL Toolbelt contains the industry-standard products for SQL Server development, deployment, backup, and monitoring. Together, they make you productive, your team agile, and your data safe.

Thousands of SQL Server professionals rely on the SQL Toolbelt every day, because it’s reliable, easy to use, and plugs in to the tools they already use for application development.

Tools in the SQL Toolbelt:

  • SQL Compare - Compare and synchronize database schema
  • SQL Data Compare - Compare and synchronize database contents
  • SQL Source Control - Connect your databases to your version control system
  • SQL Prompt - Write, refactor, and explore SQL effortlessly
  • SQL Search - Search your database quickly in SQL Server Management Studio
  • SQL Data Generator - Generate realistic test data fast, based on column and table names
  • SQL Doc - Automatically generate database documentation
  • SQL Test - Write and run unit tests in SQL Server Management Studio
  • DLM Dashboard - tracks your database schemas and alerts you when they change.
  • SQL Multi Script - Deploy multiple scripts to multiple servers with just one click
  • SQL Dependency Tracker - Explore object dependencies and visualize complex databases simply
  • SQL Monitor - SQL Server performance monitoring and alerting
  • SQL Backup - Compress, securely encrypt and strengthen backups - fast
  • SSMS Integration Pack - Use SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare from SSMS
  • SQL Change Automation Powershell - Automates database development solutions
  • SQL Change Automation - Develop and deploy databases in Visual Studio with migration scripts

Package Download Fallback

This package will fallback to the Red Gate FTP site once the main fixed URL no longer matches the version for which this package was created. This is to ensure that a specific version of the Chocolatey package continues to work even after Red Gate releases newer versions.

When a newer version of the package is published, it will then revert to using the primary https download URL.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /FTP - Force using the FTP download URL
  • /NoFTP - Don't fallback to FTP if HTTPS modified time is different (using this risks a checksum mismatch if file is actually a newer version)
  • /products - Only install the specified products (see tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 for supported named)

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of --params.
For example: --params "/FTP /products:'SQL Compare, SQL Data Compare'".

To install SQL Toolbelt, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install sqltoolbelt --version

To upgrade SQL Toolbelt, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade sqltoolbelt --version


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $primaryDownloadUrl = ""
    $secondaryDownloadUrl = ''
    $packageVersionLastModified = New-Object -TypeName DateTimeOffset 2019, 8, 21, 17, 5, 13, 0 # Last modified time corresponding to this package version
    $checksum = '11DFF883C0D45283D11B2E94BE40E8EC04E30C2FB5B9DEDE7F61F41873790392'
    $validProductPackageNames = @(
      "SQL Compare",
      "SQL Data Compare",
      "SQL Source Control",
      "SQL Prompt",
      "SQL Search",
      "SQL Data Generator",
      "SQL Doc",
      "SQL Test",
      "DLM Dashboard",
      "SQL Multi Script",
      "SQL Dependency Tracker",
      "SQL Monitor Installer",
      "SQL Backup",
      "SSMS Integration Pack",
      "SQL Change Automation Powershell",
      "SQL Change Automation" )
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    $commandArgs = ""
    if ($pp["products"] -ne $null -and $pp["products"] -ne ''){
      $products = $pp["products"].Split(",")
      foreach($product in $products){
          throw "Invalid product package name '$product', exiting installer."
      $productCommand = "products ""$($pp["products"])"""
      $commandArgs += "$productCommand "
    } else {
      $productCommand = "all products"
    $commandArgs += "/IAgreeToTheEula"
    $url = $primaryDownloadUrl
    if ($pp["FTP"] -ne $null -and $pp["FTP"] -ne '') { 
      # FTP forced
      Write-Verbose "Using $secondaryDownloadUrl because /FTP was specified"
      $url = $secondaryDownloadUrl
    } else {
      # Red Gate has a fixed download URL, but if the binary changes we can fall back to their FTP site
      # so the package doesn't break
      $headers = Get-WebHeaders -url $primaryDownloadUrl
      $lastModifiedHeader = $headers.'Last-Modified'
      $lastModified = [DateTimeOffset]::Parse($lastModifiedHeader, [Globalization.CultureInfo]::InvariantCulture)
      Write-Verbose "Package LastModified: $packageVersionLastModified"
      Write-Verbose "HTTP Last Modified  : $lastModified"
      if ($lastModified -ne $packageVersionLastModified) {
        if ($pp["NoFTP"]) {
          Write-Warning "The download available at $primaryDownloadUrl has changed from what this package was expecting, but /NoFTP package parameter was supplied. Expect checksums to fail if the download is actually a newer version."
        } else {
          Write-Warning "The download available at $primaryDownloadUrl has changed from what this package was expecting. Falling back to FTP for version-specific URL"
          $url = $secondaryDownloadUrl
      } else {
        Write-Verbose "Primary URL matches package expectation"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      fileType      = 'exe'
      silentArgs    = $commandArgs
      validExitCodes= @(0)
      url           = $url
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      destination   = $toolsDir
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    # Empty placeholder uninstall script so that Chocolatey doesn't get confused by not being able to match the package name
    # Auto-uninstall correctly uninstalls all individual applications in this bundle

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Red Gate Software Ltd


2017 Red Gate Software Ltd


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
SQL Toolbelt 149 Thursday, August 22, 2019 approved
SQL Toolbelt 71 Tuesday, August 6, 2019 approved
SQL Toolbelt 78 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 approved
SQL Toolbelt 175 Friday, June 21, 2019 approved
SQL Toolbelt 235 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 approved
SQL Toolbelt 136 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 approved
SQL Toolbelt 63 Friday, April 26, 2019 approved
SQL Toolbelt 134 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 approved
SQL Toolbelt 72 Friday, March 29, 2019 approved
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