1. George Hannah
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Is there a diff tool available that supports PB2017? I've tried a few, but none of them appear to be updated for some time. I have a customer with hundreds of infomaker PBLs. They need to delete duplicates, merge multiple versions, etc. 

pblCompare - appears to read PB2017 files, but despite my having two PBLs with the same 3 objects, it indicates "destination only" or "source only" and will not do a side-by-side comparison of the objects. 

PBDelta - doesn't appear to support PB 2017 format. 

ProDiff - can't get it to load on windows 10. 

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Also, my PBSearch tool has a duplicates report that allows for running an external Diff tool. It works with PB 2017 and Windows 10.

http://www.topwizprogramming.com/pbsearch.html

 

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Hi Roland, I've written a quick and dirty tool like that myself years ago, which I'm still using.



TIP: Does your tool allow to do a single search, specifying more than one search string for it? Mine does and - though very simple - it can be very useful to get less output if your searching on frequently used strings, combining two quite common strings, you would get less output.

  1. Miguel Leeuwe
  2. Wednesday, 25 October 2017
It only searches for one string at a time. When yours searches for multiple strings, does it show an object in the results when both strings are somewhere in the object or do they have to be on the same line?

  1. Roland Smith
  2. Wednesday, 25 October 2017
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I should add, ProDiff replaced PBDelta. PBDelta was written in PowerBuilder. The author rewrote it from scratch in C# and changed the name to ProDiff.

 

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Roland Smith Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
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I have ProDiff 1.2.3 which is about 3 years old. It works perfectly fine on Windows 10.

The author hasn't updated the app since October 2015 so that would explain why it doesn't show PB 2017 in the selection tree.

You should ask the author to add PB 2017 support.

 

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Try... it doesn't work with PBL but working with SCS can help.

https://bitbucket.org/jtuc/winmerge2011

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