exclude msprop:design-time-name at comparison [workaround]

Clement Ratel 1 Reputation point


I opened a thread some times ago on MSDN Forum "exclude msprop:design-time-name at comparison" that was Archived.

The solution suggested there was to use BIDS Helper SmartDiff.

Today I found another workaround, after downloading a COPY of both versions of a .dim file, I can open them and replace the regular expression:
with anything (for example an empty string)

This way when you use a compare tool you will only get the "real" differences showing up.

Link to archived thread :


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