Re: Quick and dirty way to compare table contents

Again, as far as I am concerned, we can "close" this one. We are using
simple num_rows count.



On 2/25/06, stephen booth <stephenbooth.uk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On 22/02/06, Bobak, Mark <Mark.Bobak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I think you need to have a conversation with your boss that goes
> something
> > like this:
> >
> > "Hey boss, you can ask me to do something, or you can tell me how to do
> > it....but you can't do both!"  ;-)
>
> I'm inclined to agree, although I know that sometimes it's just not
> possible.
>
> >
> > Ok, here's an actual attempt to answer your question:
> > Spool contents of table to a file, compute md5 sum.
> > Spool contents of other table to file, compute md5 sum.
> > Compare md5 sums.
> >
>
> Could do that, there's plenty of utils out there (many of them free
> downloads) for calculating checksums.  If your boss wants something
> programatic looking you can always encapsulate the calls to SQL*Plus
> to spool the files, the calls to the checksum generator and the check
> to see their they're the same into a shell script or even a PERL
> script.  I do think that using diff would be better, checksums, by
> their nature, aren't 100% reliable as it's possble (but unlikley) that
> two different sources can give the same result.
>
> You say, in an earlier mail, there's no database link.  Can you create
> one?  Even just for the duration of the script (create, do the check,
> drop)?  That way you could use the minus set operator.
>
> Stephen
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>
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>
>


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