If I understand correctly, the synchronization of IAM is now fully handled by Indicium?
So it is therefore not possible to open TSF (which is hosted in the cloud) from a target server (on-premise) and synchronize easily.
The only way that is now left is to save the script to disk, copy it to the target server and run it in SSMS.
That's not something to be happy about. It therefore takes a lot of time to make a small change in the application. Making a quick (urgent) change, such as role rights or a report adjustment, is not easy any more.
Why are you making the Software Factory more and more complicated???
We understand that the change to have deployments done by Indicium instead of the desktop client requires a few extra steps in your specific situation. For the vast majority of Thinkwise developers, however, the new way of deployment brings many advantages in areas such as CI/CD, security, and ease of use.
That said, we are more than happy to look at options to streamline your specific situation as well. Do you have any ideas of how we can simplify the deployments for your situation? Would it, for example, help if you were able to download scripts or ready-made deployment packages more easily?
An extra option in SF that allows me to execute the IAM upgrade scripts from inside TSF GUI direct on the target database would be great. And the same for updating the end database.
I think in smaller projects, with only 1 or 2 developers involved and a on-premise setup at the clients network, the 'old’ system of syncing/updating was less complicated.
This particular customer only uses the Windows client and there is no added value for end users of having Indicium in place at all. It is hard for the customer to understand that simply make a table field visible in a grid cost me at least 15 minutes.