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Comparing forms from 2 different folders [message #684712] Thu, 29 July 2021 05:17 Go to next message
user_5678
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Hi Experts,

Is there any way to compare forms from 2 different folders/directories ?

We are having 2 versions forms like 11g version and 12c version forms, 11g version forms are in production, to compare 11g version forms with 12c version
forms is there any tool/software available which shows the difference in coding changes between the forms.

kindly help me.

Thanks

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Re: Comparing forms from 2 different folders [message #684713 is a reply to message #684712] Thu, 29 July 2021 14:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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There's none, as far as I can tell.

Up to Forms 3.0 (ancient history), source files were pure textual .INP files so you could have easily compared them with any decent text editor (such as today's Notepad++).

Since then & nowadays, .FMB (Forms Binary source) files are binary so you can "compare" them, but I wouldn't expect them to be equal anyway.

You can even edit them (.FMB files, I mean) with a text editor and search for SELECT statements within, but that's manual job, not easy, you'll probably see some "duplicates" which don't exist when you open the form in Forms Builder.

Therefore, I think you're out of luck, but wait for someone else's opinion.
Re: Comparing forms from 2 different folders [message #684718 is a reply to message #684712] Mon, 02 August 2021 00:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jury68000
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If I understand correctly what you want to achive, then Forms Tool should do that for you (there is 30 day trial version):

https://www.orcl-toolbox.com/formstool

I have used it few times (before trial expired Smile ) and it works fine.
I have not found any other tool for this job, so if anyone knows about something other, please share.
Re: Comparing forms from 2 different folders [message #684719 is a reply to message #684718] Mon, 02 August 2021 05:09 Go to previous message
Littlefoot
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Cool! Didn't know about it, @jury68000, thank you!

Might be worth to invest into it, it's just we're abandoning Forms in favour of Oracle Apex.
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