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Posted - 11/10/2004 :  06:17:54  Show Profile
Is there any way i can compare the records between 2 tables (table a and table b where order id is the same in both) and tell what the difference is between the 2 of them.


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Posted - 11/10/2004 :  07:04:50  Show Profile
use Google to search for a COMPARE script by Viktor Gorodnichenko (it may be on SQL Team too)

EDIT: It can be found here:


Edited by - Kristen on 10/31/2005 13:46:45
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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 11/10/2004 :  08:03:17  Show Profile
Select * from tblA where not exists
    Select 1 from tblB
    Where tblA.PK=tblB.Pk
to find records in tblA that does not exists on tblB


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Dr. Cross Join

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Posted - 11/10/2004 :  09:30:15  Show Profile  Visit jsmith8858's Homepage
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SQL Natt Alfen

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Posted - 11/10/2004 :  19:07:49  Show Profile
binary_checksum can in some case give same checksum, see bol.

This will give records that are
1. different
2. in table a but not in table b, and vice versa

	a.[order id],
        a.col1, a.col2,,,,
	b.[order id],
        b.col1, b.col2,,,,
	( select *, binary_checksum(*) as bchk from a ) as a
	full join
	( select *, binary_checksum(*) as bchk from b ) as b
		on a.[order id] = b.[order id]
	a.bchk <> b.bchk
	or a.bchk + b.bchk is null

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Posted - 03/17/2006 :  13:26:04  Show Profile
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Dr. Cross Join

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Posted - 03/17/2006 :  13:40:57  Show Profile  Visit jsmith8858's Homepage
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Posted - 03/17/2006 :  14:30:13  Show Profile  Visit jhermiz's Homepage
Dont think he's advertising, firefly is free, and it definately goes with the subject of this topic.

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