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Start a new comparisonTo start a new comparison, simply click the ´Newµ button, located on
the toolbar, or select File » New in
n the window that appears, type in or select the database server, the authentication method and the
names of the first and the second databases.
f the databases you compare are on the same server, select the ´Both databases on the same serverµ
option so that you don·t have to type the login name and the password twice.
Click ´Nextµ to continue

2. Choose data sources


Select the tables you want to compare and the key column(s) necessary to match the records in the
compared databases. Specify a unique index in the drop-down list if there are any such indexes, or
select the custom key. By default, the program selects the primary key column(s) as the key
f no key columns have been chosen, when you click ´Compareµ the application will remind you to
choose a key column.
Now you can select the columns to compare. By default, all columns are selected, but in the drop-
down list you can deselect the ones you don·t want to compare.
The ´Select Allµ button allows you to select all the tables in the list. You can click the ´Select Noneµ
button to clear the checkboxes. The ´Clear Wrongµ button deselects all the tables for which the key
column hasn·t been specified.
Click ´Compareµ to continue.

3. Select tables, key columns and columns to compare

When the comparison process is complete, the results are displayed for you to review.
The differences in the rows are color coded:
‡ Black for tables that have identical content in both databases;
‡ Grey for tables that have some different records;
‡ Blue for tables that have some records in the first database that are missing in the second;
and Green for tables that have some records in the second database that are missing in the first.

4. Review the comparison results


Selecting a table activates the right panel of the dialog box. t displays the following tabs:
‡ The ´denticalµ tab displays the identical rows in the compared tables;
‡ The ´Differentµ tab displays rows with different content. Such tables must be synchronized in
order to be identical;
‡ The ´Only in DB1µ tab displays rows in the first database that are missing in the second
database; and
‡ The ´Only in DB2µ tab displays rows in the second database that are missing in the first
Select the tables or rows you want to synchronize, and click the ´Synchronize¬µ button on the

5. Select the records to synchronize, and run the synchronization wizard

n the wizard·s first step, you will be asked to select the synchronization direction. Choose the
database to be changed.
You will also be prompted to create a backup of the database that will be changed. We recommend
that you back up your target database before synchronization.
Click ´Nextµ to continue.

6. Select the direction of synchronization

n the second step you can select the options you need. By default, all four options are selected.
You can find detailed descriptions of these options in the program·s Help file.
Click ´Nextµ to continue.

7. Select the options you need

n the third step you can review a summary of the planned changes and the script that will execute
Click ´Nextµ to continue.

8. Review the planned changes

On this step, you can specify what actions should be performed on the synchronization script:
execute the script, save it or send it to an external application. f you want to review the results of the
synchronization, check the ´Compare databases after synchronizationµ option.
Then click ´Executeµ to perform the specified actions.

9. Run the synchronization

Click ´Finishµ to close the ´Synchronizeµ window.

10. Synchronization is complete

Synchronization has been completed successfully

11. Review the final results