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EMS Data Comparer for InterBase/Firebird

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EMS Data Comparer FAQ

Please read this page attentively if you have questions about EMS Data Comparer for Interbase/Firebird.


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Q: What is EMS Data Comparer?

A: EMS Data Comparer for Interbase/Firebird is a powerful and easy-to-use utility for data comparison and synchronization which allows you to view differences in tables and execute an automatically generated script to synchronize data between these tables. Data Comparer for Interbase/Firebird includes a GUI wizard which guides you through the data comparison and synchronization process step by step, and a command-line version for synchronizing data in one-touch.


Q: What do I need to start working with EMS Data Comparer for Interbase/Firebird?

A: First of all, you must have a possibility to connect to some local or remote Interbase/Firebird server to work with Data Comparer. You can download Interbase/Firebird database server from http://www.codegear.com/interbase (the latest commercial version of InterBase server) or Firebird client and server from http://www.firebirdsql.org. Besides, you need your workstation to satisfy the system requirements of Data Comparer for Interbase/Firebird.


Q: What is the easiest way to configure the template files for Data Comparer console application?

A: You can configure the template files visually using the Data Comparer Wizard. Set all the necessary options in each step of the wizard and click the Tools | Save template button. All the options will be saved to the template file which can be used afterwards in the console application.


Q: How can I register the application?

A: If you have already purchased Data Comparer for Interbase/Firebird, you can register the product by entering the appropriate registration information. Please refer to Registration and How to register EMS Data Comparer for details.


Q: Are there any limitations implied in the trial version as compared with the full one?

A: The trial version of the utility allows to compare and synchronize no more than 10 tables. As for the rest, the functionality of the trial version does not differ from the full one. You can test the features implemented in Data Comparer for Interbase/Firebird within the 30-day trial period for free.


Q: How can I automate comparison and synchronization process?

A: First go through all steps of the wizard setting the necessary options and save the template at the last step of the wizard. The template can be run with the console version of the utility from the command line. You can schedule the launch of the console with the template name as a parameter using native Windows Scheduler tool.

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