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RE: Compare Files/Records


  • Subject: RE: Compare Files/Records
  • From: Scott Mildenberger <Smildenber@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 12:40:40 -0600

fixed

TAATOOL has a utility called CMPDBF that may do what you want.  I seem to
remember using it several years ago.  You may want to check it out before
buying a product.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Hall [SMTP:jhall@hillmgt.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 10, 1999 10:49 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: Compare Files/Records
> 
> That sounds very interesting.  I am not sure if it fits in with what I
> need to do.
> 
> It sounds like your utility finds the differences between two record
> formats.
> 
> I have two files of identical record format.  One is being processed by
> our current production software at the same time the other with be
> processed by the new software.  Once both files have been processed I
> need to see which fields in which records are different.  This will
> highlight any differences in the software processing.  
> 
> Oh yeah - make that 2 sets of 500 files each that need to be compared !
> 
> Right now I am looking at about $5000 for a product that appears to do
> the job very well ! 
> 
> 
> DTroesch@aol.com wrote:
> > 
> > I am new to this list, so I hope that I get this right.  This is in
> reply to
> > the post from John Hall.
> > 
> > I have a utility that I wrote to compare two files at the field level.
> It
> > lists fields that remain the same, the fields that changed, fields
> added, and
> > fields removed.  Also, has the option of creating calculations specs to
> write
> > a conversion program.
> > 
> > If this could be of any help to you, I would be happy to share it.
> > 
> > Deb Cook
> >
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