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    Hi. I have data files that exist in an English version with periods representing decimals in monitary values. I also have the same files in internationalized versions where the comma represents the decimal place. I would like to ignore the period/comma differences but I have not been able to figure out a way to create a rule to ignore these two character differences.

    Thank you.

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    Re: ignoring internationalization differences

    There isn't a way to have BC say a comma in one file is equivalent to a period in another file. It is possible to have BC mark all commas or periods unimportant.

    To mark them both unimportant, select Tools|Edit Current Rules in the File Viewer. In the Importance tab, click New in Unimportant Text. Select the Regular Expression category. Enter the regular expression: [,.]

    Click OK until you are back to the main File Viewer window. Make sure View|Ignore Unimportant Differences is turned on.

    This should ignore the , vs . differences in the files.
    Chris K Scooter Software