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SSIS: SmartDiff against SQL2012 not helpful
from ikemole Tue at 3:51 PM
I just downloaded BIDSHelper2012Setup (22.214.171.124). SmartDiff seems to be working okay. I just have a little feedback.
The two versions of my package were essentially the same except for the arrangement of the XML nodes. For example, let's say there are 3 Path nodes (say A, B and C) in the dtsx file when viewed as XML. In one of them, the nodes are arranged as ABC. In the other,
they are arranged as BAC. Nothing inside changed. Since they are all there, I would like this not be seen as a diff. The description on this page suggested that SmartDiff will compensate for that by "ordering elements in a consistent manner". It
doesn't do that. The only pre-processing I see is that the layout coordinates are not included in the diff, which is a good step-up from other diff tools.
Also, I don't get the option on the Browse button that enables you to select Windows or Source Version. The button just pops up a file browser. But that's not an issue. I just thought I should mention.