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  • 13298 Data compare: merging records

    I need to merge all Right records into Left. Is there a method that quicker than manually selecting each scattered Right record? Thanks.

  • #2
    Enable the Toggles display filters (Data Compare's Tools menu -> Customize Commands dialog), turn on only Right Side Orphans, Select All, and Copy to Left.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Aaron View Post
      Enable the Toggles display filters (Data Compare's Tools menu -> Customize Commands dialog), turn on only Right Side Orphans
      Wow, excellent. I (and apparently the author of Help's Data Compare Commands) never knew Data Compare has Orphans commands. Thanks Aaron.

      Perhaps these toolbar buttons should be enabled by default? And/or "Show xxx Orphans" be on a Show Differences drop-down, as per Folder Compare?

      OOI, is there some reason Customise Commands won't let Right Side Orphans be added to the menu?

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      • #4
        Hello Chris,

        Almost all of our File Comparison session types support the Favorites or Toogles state for the Display Filters. We default to the Favorites state for easily identifiable buttons, but I would recommend the Toggle state for any advanced users. It provides a great degree of control.

        Toogles are not supported menu commands in BC3 and is only available as a series of toolbar buttons. I am not certain of the reason for the current design choice, but it is unlikely to change in BC3. Does the toolbar solution not work for you? Toogles work best when they can be quickly selected from the toolbar.
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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        • #5
          > Almost all of our File Comparison session types support the Favorites or Toogles state
          > for the Display Filters.

          If there's any documentation of which do or don't, I'd be interested to see it.

          > Does the toolbar solution not work for you?

          It does - thanks.

          > Toogles work best when they can be quickly selected from the toolbar.

          Quicker is from a menu with accelerator keys.

          BTW, how about adding accelerators to the existing View, Show items?

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          • #6
            Hello Chris,

            You can actually assign hotkeys to any of the toggle buttons. In the Tools menu -> Customize Commands, search for 'toggle' to find them and assign hotkeys to each.

            I believe the only sessions missing Toggles are the Picture Compare, Folder Sync, and Hex Compare session types (as of 3.2.4).
            Aaron P Scooter Software

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Aaron View Post
              You can actually assign hotkeys to any of the toggle buttons.
              Sure, but I was referring to accelerators.

              Originally posted by Aaron View Post
              I believe the only sessions missing Toggles are the Picture Compare, Folder Sync, and Hex Compare session types (as of 3.2.4).
              Thanks.

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