Changes in 0.65

  • File Menu
  • View Menu
  • Save Option
  • Sort Field Tree
  • Compare File (Diff utility)
  • Compare (Single Layout)
  • Compare (Two Layout)
  • XML
  • Saving Layouts

  • Changes in 0.65

    File Menu

    The file menu has 3 new Options:

    Save Tree as XML

    Saves a Tree (Record / Sort Tree) as XML. It also saves a File as XML if there is a Record Relation defined.

    Compare With Disk

    Compares the file buffer (being editted) with what is saved on Disk

    Compare Menu

    Allows you to compare files.


    View Menu

    Three new options


    Save Option

    You can now save Filter definition, Sort Tree definition and Record Tree definitions can now be saved (Save Button) as a XML file and executed latter (via View Menu).


    Sort Field Tree

    In Sort Field Tree, you can now specify Summary options for Fields. This means Sort Trees worl a bit like SQL's Group by option with the additional ability to drill down to lower levels


    will be displayed like to following with (with Qty-Sold and Sales-Price are summed up at Date and Department level)


    Compare File (Diff utility)

    When you start the diff program, a menu is displayed with 3 options:

    1. Run stored Compare. Allows you to rerun a previously setup compare.
    2. Compare Single Layout. This is used to compare to files in the same format (i.e. uses the same Record Layout).
    3. Compare Different Layouts. This is used to compare the data in two


    Compare (Single Layout)

    The first screen lets you enter the 2 files to be compared + the record layout to be used.


    The next screen lets you select which Records / Fields are to be compared


    The next screen lets you:


    If you run the option online; the first screen list all differences in a single table. You can switch between displaying all / changed lines using the button on the top right of the screen.

    You can select a single line display by clicking on the button on the left hand side of the screen.

    See Cmp_amsPo_1.html for a sample HTML compare


    Note: Green means changed line, Blue is for deleted line and Yellow is for inserted line.

    If you select a single line display, you will get (click the left most column of the screen above):


    Compare (Two Layout)

    When comparing files in different formats (i.e. 2 different layouts), select option 3 from the compare main menu. The files can be quite different formats. One could be native mainframe Binary file and the other a PC CSV file. It the data in the fields that is compared.

    The first 2 screens look like the following and you enter the 2 files and there record layouts.


    Following is the field selection where you match the fields up:


    The next screen lets you:



    There are 3 ways to save a file as XML:

    1. In the Save As option; you can save the file as XML.
    2. In a Tree View you can save the Tree view as a XML file.
    3. If there is a hierarchy of Record defined in the Layout Definition, you can save the file as XML tree.

    Also Sort Tree, Record Tree and Filters can be saved as XML files and later executed again.

    You can now save RecordLayouts as XML files

    Saving Layouts

    You can now save RecordLayouts as XML files. These can be loaded in to another RecordEditor instalation. The XML-RecordLayout can also be used read / write files using the JRecord Package


    You can load back in using the LayoutEditor - Import Copybook (Choose Format)