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Invoking SmartDiff from Visual Studio command line

Feb 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM


I'm trying to invoke BidsHelper SmartDiff from the command line by doing the following:-

    Set the "command-line" checkbox in Add-in manager to allow the add-in to be called from the command-line.

    use the following command to invoke smart diff:- 

        devenv /command BIDSHelper.Connect.SmartDiffPlugin file.dtsx file2.dtsx

The Visual Studio IDE loads up but with the message:-

    Command "BIDSHelper.Connect.SmartDiffPlugin" is not available.

Does anyone know if I should be able to do this, and if so, how ?

Thanks in Advance









Feb 3, 2012 at 12:25 PM

That won't work. Currently BIDS Helper only provides a GUI for Smart Diff, not a command line.

You might look at this an alternative:

Feb 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Thanks for that, but I'm using Perforce... Not sure if it will work for that....

Feb 3, 2012 at 10:06 PM

BIDS Helper is just running the XML through XSLT files then sending the resulting files to a diff viewer. If you want to download the source code and write your own EXE wrapper, feel free.

Feb 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Thanks furmangg; I'll give that a go...