The user interface consists of two main areas: one for selecting the source and target information, and the other for viewing the comparison results.
Template path — Specify the path to the template you want to use as the source.
Schema type — Displays the type of schema based on the selected template.
The following target options are available:
Data dictionary template — Select this option to compare the source template with another template.
Existing plant — Select this option to compare the source template with an existing plant's data dictionary.
Template path — Specify the path to the template you want to use as the target. This option is available only if you select the Data dictionary template option above.
Plant name — Select the plant you want to compare against the source template selected above. Use the Browse button to select the site .INI file containing the plant you want to select. This option is available only if you select the Existing plant option above.
Results — Displays an overview of the differences between the source and target, categorized as follows:
Source Superset — Items found in the source template and not in the target.
Target Superset — Items found in the target but not in the source.
Mismatched Values — Items found in both the source and target, but with differing values.
Compare — Runs the comparison process.
Create Report — Exports the complete comparison results to a Microsoft Excel file. The standard Save dialog box allows you to specify the path for this file.