Compare Configuration Files of Text Format

Compare multiple configuration files to identify key/value pair differences

Top Benefits

  • Compare files when key/value pairs have been used - configuration, settings, etc.
  • Quickly identify differences between config files used to support different enviornments
  • Reduce errors when migrating IT system from one environment to another

Tasks

  • Compares two configuration files and outputs a file with detailed analysis
  • Identical line: Key/value pair which are identical (same) in both the files
  • Different Values: Key/value where the value for a key is different in both the files.
  • Duplicate: It reports all the key will are duplicate in the same file.
  • In addition to comparing the files with key/value format, it can also be used to compare files in plain text format

Compare file MetaBot offers the following functionality:

Simply put this bot is used for comparing configuration files of text format.
Configuration files mostly have key and value pairs, separated by a separator. Most of the file comparison utilities can only compare line to line, which means even if the same configuration exists in two files but on a different line number, the files would be classified as different.
This bot compares the key/value pair of one file with the key/value pair of a second file - regardless of key/value pairs being on different lines..
The bot creates an output file after comparing both the files and prints the following output:
o Identical line: Key/value pair which are identical (same) in both the files
o Different Values: Key/value where the value for a key is different in both the files.
o First file Only: Key/value pair which only exists in the first file, not the second.
o Second file Only: Key/value pair which only exists in the second file, not the first
o Duplicate: It reports all the key values which are duplicated in the file
This bot is especially helpful when files from different environments (such as development/UAT/Production) need to be compared. Very quickly you can compare files and report all the differences in various configuration files.
In addition to comparing the files with key/value format, it can be used to compare files in plain text format as well.

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Level 1
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Automation Type
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Last Updated
November 24, 2020
First Published
March 4, 2020
Enterprise Version
11.3.3
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Setup Process

Install

Download the Bot and follow the instructions to install it in your AAE Control Room.

Configure

Open the Bot to configure your username and other settings the Bot will need (see the Installation Guide or ReadMe for details.)

Run

That's it - now the Bot is ready to get going!

Requirements and Inputs

  • AAE 11.3.3 (or above)