Compare the contents of two tabs as text
I would love to be able to compare the contents of two tabs (maybe by using a third party program that is run on the temp files).
This would save me the time of having to save them down to files before using a tool like diffmerge or...
Please consider this!
Thx for great products.
Ludvig - I realize it would mean using a not for free 3rd party app but you can do this with UltraCompare from IDMComp the people who w=make the UltraEdit text editor. I use their suite of products which includes the text editor and UltraEdit to do exactly what you are asking for. I copy the contents of each tab to a tab in UltraEdit, highlight the contents of both and click the Compare button and I get a very quick and detailed breakdown of the differences between the 2,. You can also use their UltraCompare program to compare other things like teh contents of a file directory, to locate not only differencing files but files of the same name with different contents. It's a really fantastic product.
Bobby Owens commented
I currently use EMEditor, so this would be a great feature to keep it within SSMS
Long wanted this simple Diff capability. Have to, like Ludvig, save to files and use Notepad++'s Compare Add-in. There's a Diff detector in SQL Compare and Source Control - how hard could it be to port as an add-in, especially now you have the framework in place in SSMS...?