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compare

A fundamental computer capability. By comparing one set of data with another, the computer can locate, analyze, select, reorder and make decisions. After comparing, the computer can indicate whether the data were equal or which set was numerically greater or less than the other. See ASCII chart and computer.
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Benchmark tests and beta trials from customers show that SQL Compare 3 is as much as 100 times faster than its predecessor.
My database structure is complex and although previous versions of SQL Compare were vital to my success, it would take six to eight hours to complete database comparisons," said Jon Moorman, senior database architect for London Bridge Group, a company that provides software and services to the mortgage industry.
AFP Batch Compare allows users to compare advanced function presentation (AFP) rendered files--not just AFP commands or input files--for more accurate comparison of large print files prior to running production processes.