Comparing Files

Comparing Text Documents
Comparing Spreadsheet Documents

Binary Comparison

The file comparison mode allows users to compare text files, spreadsheet documents, external reports and data processors (only in the Designer mode), as well as binary files.

To compare files choose File – Compare Files command.

In the Compare and To fields, specify the names of the files to be compared. The file names can be entered manually or selected from the drop-down list or by pressing the selection button.

In the As field select comparison type. Comparison type determines which algorithm is used to compare selected files. If any other type is selected in the Compare and To fields, the system tries to compare the files using the specified type. If it is impossible, the binary comparison will be performed.

Comparing Text Documents

Set the Ignore Empty Space checkbox option to ignore spaces and tab characters during comparison.

Check the Case Sensitive box for case sensitive comparison. If this checkbox is flagged, uppercase and lowercase letters are considered to be different symbols.

To start comparison, press OK.

The differences viewing window will pop up. It contains a command bar with standard 1C:Enterprise text editor search and tab buttons.

The compared texts will be placed in two columns in this window.

Deleted, modified and added (new) lines will be highlighted by different colors in the texts .

The "Next Difference" and "Previous Difference" buttons take you to the next or the previous difference.

Using the Change Comparison Order button, you can change comparison order.

Use the Comparison View Settings button to open the Comparison View Settings dialog box.

Click the Show/Hide Line Splitters button to display or hide line splitters in the display windows.

Comparing Spreadsheet Documents

Spreadsheet documents are compared by cells.

If cells are different, the difference is highlighted.

The color details are displayed in the legend.

This window consists of two sections (left and right). The source documents are placed in both sections of this window. Use command bar buttons to control the display and customize colors.

The "Next Difference" and "Previous Difference" buttons take you to the next or the previous difference.

The Differences are highlighted using background and text colors. The meanings of the colors are listed in the legend.

Use the Comparison View Settings button to open the differences display settings dialog.

For selected cells you can get a detailed report of invisible differences (text, font, format, merger, names, etc.). To view it, press " View Details… " button.

Comparing External Reports and Data Processors

You can compare external reports and data processors only in the Designer mode.

Check the Determine Match by Object Names option to match objects first by names and then by internal identifiers. If this option is not checked, objects will be matched based on internal identifiers.

The standard routine for comparing external reports and data processors will be executed (for more information, see Comparing and Merging Configurations).

Binary Comparison

For binary files, the system defines only presence or absence of differences and displays the corresponding message.

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