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  1. #1
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    Default Show number of differences between files when in folder view

    The middle column in the folder view only seems to show whether there are differences or not.

    What I'd really like to see is the number of differences. I use feature in other difference programs in order to focus my attention on files that will need a lot of work to merge.

    Is this available?

    Thanks!

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    Showing the number of differences in the Folder Compare is on our wish list, but not possible in the current version.

    If you generate a report of differences, the report can list the number of different lines in each file. To generate a report in the Folder Compare, select files. Then select "Actions > File Compare Report". In the Report dialog, select "Summary" as the report layout.
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    Ok thanks - it was really so I could click that column and sort the folder list accordingly. A report does not really help in my specific case, although I appreciate its usefulness.

    Any idea of when this feature could creep in? I would say it's literally the last feature in Araxis that I prefer over BC. Apart from that I can switch to BC without a backward glance

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    We do not have a set schedule for features on our Customer Wishlist. Our wish list is a place our developers go for ideas for future enhancements and features. I have added your notes about Araxis vs. BC to the wishlist item.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    We do not have a set schedule for features on our Customer Wishlist. Our wish list is a place our developers go for ideas for future enhancements and features. I have added your notes about Araxis vs. BC to the wishlist item.
    That's great. You guys seem very responsive, and I'm sure we all appreciate the fact you read and respond within this forum!

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    Hi there,
    I am using BC several years now and I was never missing any feature. Till today. I do have to compare some thousand text files in two identically folder structures. One side containing calculation results and the other side containing calculation references. All files in one directory belong to a sequence of calculation steps showing the results file by file whereas i. e. file 4 ist the input to get file 5 and file 5 is the input to get file 6 and so on. The file names are "nearly random" which can't be (easily) changed. So there are two very important things for me:
    a) I have to see the NUMBER of differences between two file on folder view.
    b) I have to order the files depending on there modification time (Windows). But usually there are about 50 files being generated in a second. Right now (I think) BC only can fetch the modification time with an accuracy of 1 second and then files will be sorted by name. Sorry for being compared with Ara..., but they do the job so I think BC can do this easily too
    Is there any solution/plugin/something else I can do to get my job done with BC which I love so much more than Ara...?
    Thanks a lot
    Micha

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    Alignment in the Folder Compare is currently based on File name (and Folder Structure unless ignored). It is on our wishlist to enhance this and allow for different criteria to control the alignment.

    Displaying the detected differences would require this alignment, and is still on our Customer Wishlist.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    Ok, thanks for the answers. We would like to purchase about one hundred licences, but without these features I think we have to look for an other product like A.....

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    Is this still not a feature? I'm trying to see if there's a way to do this at current. It's an absolute necessity for my work to have the number of differences between files, the way Araxis Merge allows.

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    Sorry, it still isn't possible to display the number of differences in the Folder Compare in our current version 4.0.1.

    You can output the number of different lines as a report from the Folder Compare. Select the files to include in the report, then use the "Actions > File Compare Report" command and select "Summary" as the report layout.
    Chris K Scooter Software

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