Comparison filter files compatible between versions?

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Comparison filter files compatible between versions?

Postby weswinkler » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:38 pm

Can a comparison filter file, e.g., MyFilter.scpf, which was created in and written by SQL Compare 10.x be opened and used successfully by SQL Compare 9.x?

I am confident that the filter files are forward compatible: a file written by 9.x can be used by 10.x. But, does it work the other way?

If not, are there specific features that only work in 10.x?
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Postby james.billings » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:08 pm

Thanks for your post.


Off the top of my head, I'm not sure - are you actually encountering a problem or were you just enquiring?
We've added the ability to use filters to SQL Source Control now but I don't believe the underlying filter format changed.

I just created a filter in v10 and could open it in v8, but there may be some scenarios where it doesn't work - if this is the case, you'll probably need to create the filter in v9 directly.

So it looks like it should work- but please do post back if you're stuck.
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