SSDT Project - Validating the Project Model takes >10 minutes for large DBs - by ObsidianPhoenix

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ID 788553 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 5/24/2013 1:18:29 AM
Access Restriction Public


When using SSDT to manage a large database project (~5000 objects), attempting to build or publish the Database results in Visual Studio taking >10 minutes to validate the project model.

Smaller DBs seem to validate in well under a minute. However this long period of validation renders the DB project virtually unuseable for large scale DB management.
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Posted by Clinton Pierce on 7/15/2014 at 7:11 AM
I've got a modest sized schema (740 object) and this is quite slow for me (>3 minutes). VS 2013 doesn't show any updates needed, and version 12.0.30501.00 Update 2.
Posted by Microsoft on 8/13/2013 at 5:37 PM
Thank you for the feedback. We have made some performance enhancements that may have helped. We have seen databases much larger than this build under 5 minutes. However, results may vary drastically, depending on the complexity of your schema. Try downloading our latest release from to see if the performance improves.