Version numbers in Diff using Beyond Compare

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:14 am
I've been using the SGDM tool for awhile as I like how it shows that you are comparing Version 32 with Version 33. I get weird errors in displaying character sets when trying to compare PDF's or other more binary-like files. When I switch to use BeyondCompare 3 for the diff display, I fix all of the character set issues but I loose the ability to see what version numbers I'm comparing. All I see is the path to the repository cache for each file (see screen shot attachment). Is there anything that needs to be done to get this working with BeyondCompare?

BeyondCompare:
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SGDM:
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:23 am
Doh. I posted the question before testing enough. There is a slight difference between the command line parameters of BeyondCompare and SGDM. Sgdm uses a : for the title parameter and BeyondCompare uses an =. This fixed the problem. Maybe this will help someone else down the road at least.

In SGDM:
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/ro1 /ro2 /title1:"%LEFT_LABEL%" /title2:"%RIGHT_LABEL%"  "%LEFT_PATH%" "%RIGHT_PATH%"


In BeyondCompare:
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/ro1 /ro2 /title1="%LEFT_LABEL%" /title2="%RIGHT_LABEL%"  "%LEFT_PATH%" "%RIGHT_PATH%"


New Beyond compare with proper title syntax:
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:11 am
Thanks for the update. Are you using Beyond Compare with Vault?
Linda Bauer
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:20 am
No - we really haven't found the need to do this yet.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:51 pm
Since this doesn't involve Vault, I've moved it to the DiffMerge forum.
Linda Bauer
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