comparedictprocedures
DATABASE
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DICTIONARY
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MODIFIED
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NEW
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REMOVED

The comparedictprocedures statement compares all the procedures from a dictionary with the procedures in a specified database.


Parameters

This statement has five parameters:

database – Name of the database, or "" for current database.

dictionary – Dictionary (built with the saveallprocedures statement)

modified – Field or variable to receive a carriage return delimited list of procedures that exist in both places but are not identical.

new – Field or variable to receive a carriage return delimited list of procedures that exist in the dictionary but not in the database.

removed – Field or variable to receive a carriage return delimited list of procedures that exist in the database but not in the dictionary.


Description

This statement compares all the procedures from a dictionary with the procedures in a specified database. It returns information about how the two lists differ.

Here is an example that saves a copy of all procedures in the current database into a global variable.

global psave
saveallprocedures psave

Here is a second example that can be run later to find out which procedures have been modified.

local mp,np,rp
comparedictprocedures "",psave,mp,np,rp
displaydata
    "Modified:"+cr()+cr()+mp+cr()+cr()+
    "New:"+cr()+cr()+np+cr()+cr()+
    "Removed:"+cr()+cr()+rp

Note: Starting with Panorama X, you can use the File>Export>Blueprint feature and check the database blueprint into a git repository (or other svn). This allows you to track changes made to procedures (and other database elements) through the source version control system.


History

VersionStatusNotes
10.0No ChangeCarried over from Panorama 6.0.