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Addon:Database Differences Report

460 bytes added, 15:49, 4 October 2020
Pulled text from a linked email into the wiki to clarify differences calculated.
Also note that some of the 'metadata' would be difficult to compare because they are not stored in the backup XML files, but rather in the Gramps initialization files.
 
According to the author, not all changes are pertinent. For example, an object that just has an
updated timestamp is ignored, as are dates that may have irrelevant
differences. Note that it will report changed order of list items as two
different changes. It doesn't say "tag list items 1 and 2 were switched"
(which would be nice) but rather "tag list, #1 [ToDo]", "tag list, #2
[Imported]" for item1 and "tag list, #1 [Imported]", "tag list, #2 [To Do]"
for item2.
====Note regarding older backup files====
There are 2 solutions:
* # backup your database, create a new empty Database and import backup you just made, then go ahead with the report.* # run the [[Gramps_{{man version}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Tools#Clean_input_data|Clean input data]] tool on your Database, then do the report.
==See also==
* # [[GEPS_009:_Import_Export_Merge#Import_Export_Merge]]* # {{bug|2623}}: Import Export Merge (GEPS 009) comment: [https://gramps-project.org/bugs/view.php?id=2623#c25242 ''...A Database Differences Report has been added to gramps35/trunk (marked as 3.5):..One can now see the raw differences between an exported file and the current DB...'']* # [https://sourceforge.net/p/gramps/mailman/message/30345408/ (Gramps-devel)Towards database syncing], From: Doug Blank - 2013-01-13 17:16:25, ''...allows a mostly complete comparison between the current database and a Gramps XML file...''* # Addon - [[Import Merge Tool|Import and merge a Gramps XML family tree]] derived from your own Gramps XML family tree backup file. 
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