Database comparison tool

A new application template, CompareDBs Reports (comparedbs.ntf), installed on the Domino 12.0.1 server, can be used to compare two database designs and/or document contents or to analyze the design of one database.

Database comparison You can compare the design of two Notes databases or templates and generate a report that is saved in the database. Some of the options include the ability to:
  • Exclude documents from the comparison.
  • Integrate the reports that are generated with source control applications such as Git or Jira.
  • Use a diff tool of your choice rather than the built-in tabular report that shows differences between source and target.

Database design synopsis You can use the tool to generate a design synopsis of a database that is exported to another database. The target database contains documents describing each design element.

A second template. designsynopsis.ntf, is used to organize and display the design synopsis output as a searchable Notes application.

For complete information on all options and how to get started, use the template to create a new Notes application. (It's an advanced template). Then open the application and select Help > > About This Application and Help > > Using This Application .