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Upgrade/Fix Installation should log and recreate the custom Database Indexes dropped during the installation

As per the current design , Fix installation drops all the Custom Indexes created on Database and recreates the Database schema without the custom indexes dropped. 

 

Customers will be having lot many custom changes (Custom Indexes) done on Database level for various reasons and It will be difficult to identify the Custom Indexes if Fix installation drops all the custom indexes. 

 

Expectations:

 

1. Fix installation should log the custom indexes before dropping.

 

2. It should recreate the custom Indexes if they are dropped. 

 

3. Instead of acting on complete schema level , It would be good if fix installation acts on table level. This way installation touches the tables which require changes instead of recreating whole schema.

  

Thanks,

SBI SFG Team.

  • Guest
  • Apr 22 2019
  • Planned for future release
What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?
  • Customers might be having some set of customization done on DB level for various reasons and the fix installation is dropping all those. Customer will loose all the data and has to start from beginning to make the system normal. 
  • If customer didn't make a note of those custom indexes created , it is not possible to track the custom indexes dropped by the fix installation.
  • Admin
    Ryan Wood commented
    13 Jan, 2020 07:18pm

    Thank you for participating in the request for enhancement community. Your feedback is valued. We have analyzed this request. While we agree this functionality would be a great enhancement to SFG & B2Bi and have added this to our roadmap

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