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  • XML Compare, possible in BC3 ?

    We have a challenge, in that machine generated xml often has one small change, but the text lineup is impossible to diff in BC.

    I see there are xml diff tools, that really diff the structural differences of the xml.

    Can BC help us here?

    thx!!

  • #2
    BC can only compare XML files as text, but you can download an add-on to format the XML files before they are compared.

    The add-on is the XML tidied file format, you can download it here:
    http://www.scootersoftware.com/downl...oreformats_alt
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Thanks!

      Text compare does not help us. We need a real "xml property" compare....

      There seem to be some tools that do this...

      http://www.google.com/search?aq=f&so...F-8&q=xml+diff

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      • #4
        In most cases, one of the additional formats (which sort the xml nodes in various ways for comparison) can be used to compare XML properties. It is not in a collapsible node view, but it should find the differences you are looking for; did you get a chance to try some of the additional downloads?

        If you are still having any trouble, please feel free to post or send in a pair of example files to support@scootersoftware.com
        If you email us, please include a link back to this forum post for reference.

        Expanding on our xml comparison is on our Customer Wishlist.
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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        • #5
          FYI,

          http://www.scootersoftware.com/downl...oreformats_alt

          I had no idea what to do with the downloaded file... had to dig around in help...

          Would be helpful if this web page gave directions:

          - how to install
          - how to use

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          • #6
            The main page for file formats describes how to install them:
            http://www.scootersoftware.com/downl...kb_moreformats
            Chris K Scooter Software

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            • #7
              fwiw, the above plugins do not seem to be useful (at least not for what I am trying to diff)

              Next stop: MS xmldiff tool, altova xml diff tool...

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