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  • Mapping two different file types

    I have two files types. One is a .txt file and one is .xml.

    They're just two different forms of the same type information, but the field names are different.

    Is there a way to "map" fields from one file type to another?

    Right now I have two programs who's output is .txt and two that are .xml. I can compare them to each other, but not all of them to each other.


  • #2

    What kind of difference needs to be mapped? Are both files xml text in content, with differing node names? Are the nodes already aligned, line by line, or do you need to update the Text Compare's Session Settings, Alignment tab to tweak the alignment?

    You can define specific text as either generally Unimportant
    or BC4 Pro allows defining a specific aligned difference to be Unimportant as a Text Replacement (Text Compare's Session Settings -> Replacements), but this requires the text on the line to be aligned (View menu -> Alignment Details).

    If you are still having any trouble, and can email in specific files and screenshots, please do so to along with a link back to this forum thread for our reference.
    Aaron P Scooter Software


    • #3
      Hey Aaron, thanks for the reply.

      Looking at our xml files again, mapping values won't be possible. The xml node names repeat under there parent node, so I'd need a way to handle that. Also, after looking at our txt file requirements, they parse in a way that would not be easy to map.


      • #4
        If you have any specific examples you'd like to share via email, just let us know and we might have some tips or tricks that could help.
        Aaron P Scooter Software