Re: Quick and dirty way to compare table contents

AFAIK Toad counts number of rows to compare, does not compare the table
contents.



On 2/27/06, Spears, Brian <BSpears@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>  I use toad 8 dba.. Compares table contents. Life saver man on messy
> installs
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> Brian **
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> *Subject:* Re: Quick and dirty way to compare table contents
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> Again, as far as I am concerned, we can "close" this one. We are using
> simple num_rows count.
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> On 2/25/06, *stephen booth* <stephenbooth.uk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On 22/02/06, Bobak, Mark <Mark.Bobak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> > I think you need to have a conversation with your boss that goes
> something
> > like this:
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> > "Hey boss, you can ask me to do something, or you can tell me how to do
> > it....but you can't do both!"  ;-)
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> I'm inclined to agree, although I know that sometimes it's just not
> possible.
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> > 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.
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> 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
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