Use Azure Data Studio to Clone a Repo from GitHub

One of the more common questions I’ve gotten is how can Database Administrators and Database Engineers embrace database source control without using Visual Studio. I have to admit, a good part about DevOps, automation, and database source control involves using tools that people will embrace.

In this week’s YouTune video, I show how you can clone (import) a repository (database code) from GitHub all within Azure Data Studio. This is a great feature that helps make database source control more accessible to individuals who may not have access or be comfortable using Visual Studio or VS Code.

You will need to be on at least Azure Data Studio (ADS) 1.25.1. In addition, you’ll want to download Git on your machine as well as install the Database Project extension in ADS. This guide is designed for those individuals using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

The YouTube video can be found here or by clicking on the image below.

Thumbnail for YouTube video: Database Projects with GitHub