Compare Data in Editors
The data in two data entry batches can be compared without committing the batches by using the Compare data in editors tool. Before this tool can be accurately used, several conditions must be met:
The editors for both batches must be open.
Both editors must have the same number of rows and columns.
All columns must be visible.
The columns must be displayed in the same order.
The tables must be sorted in the same order.
Once these conditions have been met, selecting Compare data in editors from the Tools menu in one of the batches will compare the data in both editors. Any discrepancies between the batches will be displayed as errors in the editor.
Example: Dr. Banner needs to add 500 new specimens to BSI for his study on the lasting effects of intense anger on the brain. He uses Mass Change and Change Values to all known data on these specimens. After entering the data, he is concerned that he may have made a mistake, so he creates a second batch using the same information and uses the Compare Data in Editors tool. As a result, Dr. Banner realizes that he entered an erroneous material type for 5 of his specimens, which he can now correct.