How to Compare two Authorizer Repositories

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To compare two Authorizer repositories, start with determining the Source and the Target repository version. Then:

1. Click the Configure tab page of the catalog, and double-click Authorizer Comparisons.

The XML Authorizer Comparisons window opens.

2. Enter a Name for the comparison.


The name of a Comparison cannot contain any of the following characters:

\ / : * ? " < >

3. Select the Source and Target repository version from the dropdown list
4. Specify whether these repositories are already exported to XML (the default setting), or if they are in the Database and should first be exported as part of the compare process.
5. Optionally, select a Basket from the dropdown list.

This exports and compares the part of the Authorizer repository that is defined in the basket. See: How to Define a Repository Basket.

6. Optionally, set or change several comparison settings on the Settings tab page:
· From the Change Type dropdown list, select whether All changes are reported (default), or Inserts, Deletes, or Updates only.
· Select the Show OLD Values checkbox to specify that in the case of Updated records, the OLD (source) values are reported in the Comparison.
· By default, OLD values are not reported.
· Specify a By User value to report only the changes made by a specific user.


For this purpose, Authorizer columns with the following names are compared:



· Select the USoft Import XML checkbox to generate an XML document that can be used to change the SOURCE into the TARGET repository.
· These manipulations can then be executed in the Authorizer of the Source repository.


Executing these manipulations is at your own risk.


· Select the PDF Differences checkbox to generate a difference report in PDF format.
7. Save your changes.


The Type field is set to a value characterizing the comparison, depending on the XML and Database radio button settings.


· Offline XML Analysis (Source XML, Target XML).
· Export and Compare (Source Database, Target Database).
· Track Changes (Source XML, Target Database).
· Synchronize and Import (Source Database, Target XML).
8. Click the Compare button to compare the two Authorizer repositories.


For each of the two repositories that first have to be exported (are set to Database), an information message is shown that the Authorizer repository will be exported.


· A DOS command box is opened, and a USoft Authorizer is opened for the specified account. In this Authorizer, the repository is exported.

Once the export is finished, the DOS command box and the USoft Authorizer window are closed.

· In the Repository Manager, this message appears.

Source Authorizer Exported.


Target Authorizer Exported.


Only acknowledge this message AFTER the DOS command box and the USoft Authorizer window are closed.

Then, the comparison is made, resulting in information message:

XML Difference Report generated.

Finally, if you selected the PDF Difference Report checkbox, the information message appears:

PDF Difference Report generated.

At the top of the Comparisons window, the current date and time are filled.