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    Hi,


    There's something very simple I can't seem to find when comparing two text files :

    how can I make BC ignore the line numbers when comparing two text files?

    In other words : exact same text is shown in the DIFF report, even when "Ignore unimportant differences" is enabled, when the text is lower or higher in the other text file.

    Many thanks,
    Kris

  • #2
    Hello,

    The number of the line wouldn't be a factor unless it is actual text inserted into the file. Do your files have text numbers that indicate lines and need that text ignored?

    Or, do you have lines that are out of order on the left vs. the right, and aren't lining up left to right? Lines need to be aligned in order to be compared. The alignment can be tweaked in the Session Settings dialog -> Alignment tab. However, if one file is:
    A
    B
    C

    and the other file is out of order with:
    A
    C
    B

    Then the alignment can only line up two of these lines, as the order is always important. If you need to reorder the files, you can follow our advice in this KB article:
    http://www.scootersoftware.com/suppo...rnalconversion
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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