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Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.3.3
  • Total Downloads:
    29,243
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 04, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    211.44KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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3 stars

"WinMerge is much better"

October 01, 2010  |  By armorjan

 |  Version: Code Compare 1.0.3.3

Pros

it just does the job

Cons

Not added to windows context menus
Not as elegant as winmerge

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2 stars

"I couldn't use it (line > 16384 error)"

September 24, 2010  |  By 32Tudor

 |  Version: Code Compare 1.0.3.3

Pros

didn't get far enough to use it.

Cons

Instantly ran into an error that says "File contains a line greater than 16384 characters" and it couldn't compare the files.

Summary

I was attempting to use it on a Cognos XML model to try to find the source of a corruption that generates bad SQL.

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3 stars

"Pros and Cons"

January 16, 2009  |  By jiminalaska

 |  Version: Code Compare 1.0.3.3

Pros

This product is good for identifying LINES that are different between two files.

Cons

* This product is poor at identifying differences WITHIN LINES. (major limitation)
* The comparison results window does not scroll for long lines. (minor limitation)

Summary

This product does a good job of identifying which lines in a file are different. Unfortunately, it is poor at identifying differences in fields WITHIN lines.

After getting the main Comparison Results window which lists the lines with differences, double-click on a line in question to see the differences within the line. An editor window opens. The left-hand portion of the line that is the same is green. The right-hand portion of the line that is different is red. The difficulty is that once a difference is encountered that changes the line length, everything past that change is marked as red. For example, if you compare a data file where one record has the name "JOHN" in it and the corresponding record has the name "JOHNNY" in it, everything after "JOHN" in both records is flagged as different, even though only the name field has changed. Hence, only the first changed field within a line is identified; all subsequent fields are red flagged whether or not there are differences.

While this program would work well for comparing files with short record lengths (such structured SQL scripts), it has limited usefulness in identifying specific field differences in long record lengths (such as .csv or .tab delimited files).

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5 stars

"Works like its suppose to!"

December 16, 2008  |  By randyamos

 |  Version: Code Compare 1.0.3.3

Pros

Nice easy download to get up and running. highlights differences, gives summaries, ability to edit lines by double clicking on them. Just really easy to use! BONUS: Its free!

Cons

None - nice to have would be syntax highlighting.

Summary

This is a great text compare tool! easy to download and very easy to use. Highlights the differences plus shows a sidebar with lines marking the differences. Ability to double click on and edit lines on both sides plus you can insert lines by right clicking on the text. Move lines to either side to sync up, click on refresh to update the difference highlighting. I use it to compare SQL code and can't complain. I have used several compare tools (beyond compare, etc.), all cost money and this one is packed with alot of those features but won't cost you anything. Can't beat it!

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What's new in version 1.0.3.3
Version 1.0.3.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Adam Berent
Publisher web site http://www.adamberent.com
Release Date September 04, 2008
Date Added September 04, 2008
Version 1.0.3.3
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Source Code Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 211.44KB
File Name CodeCompare.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 29,243
Downloads Last Week 10
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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