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Comparing databases [was Re: names of conflicted files breaks Windoze ability to deal with files]

From: Donald H Locker <donald.locker_at_ptmelec.com>
Date: 2007-09-28 15:13:50 CEST

Finally catching up - 1.25 years later. I have a program which opens two
databases, reports added and dropped tables, fields within tables (again,
added/dropped) and then in whatever tables are left, diffing the records on
their common fields.

It's a fairly brute force thing, eliminating each record in the both dbs
which match a record in the first, then eliminating each record in both dbs
which match any remaining record in the second. The result is a database
with rows of unique records from each database, with one additional field
indicating whether the record is from the first or second.

Donald.

Sven Kirchner wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Donald H Locker [mailto:donald.locker@ptmelec.com]
>>Sent: Freitag, 26. Mai 2006 23:09
>>To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
>>Subject: names of conflicted files breaks Windoze ability to deal with
>>files
>>
>>I have a number of Access databases (.mdb) which are maintained under
>>subversion with TortoiseSVN.
>>
>>When I update, and there are conflicts, I get the three magically
>
> named
>
>>files blah.mdb blah.mdb.r666 and blah.mdb.r42 Unfortunately, the
>>Tortoise external comparator doesn't recognise blah.mdb.r666 and
>>blah.mdb.r42 as .mdb files anymore and attempts to compare them as
>
> text.
>
>> Of course this doesn't work.
>>
>>Could TortoiseSVN recongise that both files are really of the "type"
>>.mdb and use my external comparator?
>
>
> May I ask which program you use for comparing mdb's?
>
> Regards,
> Sven Kirchner
>
>

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