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Compares the content of two files bit by bit.
Reports and Queries
// Compare the content of two files
Res = fCompare("C:\Directories\FileA.doc", "C:\Directories\FileB.doc")
Syntax
<Result> = fCompare(<Path of file 1> , <Path of file 2>)
<Result>: Integer
  • 0 if the two files are identical or if the two file paths are identical,
  • 1 if the two files are different,
  • an error code (value less than 0) otherwise.
<Path of file 1>: Character string (with quotes)
Name and full (or relative) path of first file to compare (up to 260 characters). A UNC path can be used.
Versions 15 and later
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
New in version 15
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
<Path of file 2>: Character string (with quotes)
Name and full (or relative) path of second file to compare (up to 260 characters). A UNC path can be used.
Versions 15 and later
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
New in version 15
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
Remarks

Error code

The following error codes are returned:
  • -1: <Path of file 1> was not found.
  • -2: <Path of file 2> was not found.
  • -3: Error during the comparison:
    • one of the files to compare is opened, locked or it does not exist;
    • the path of one of the files to compare is invalid;
    • the user has no read rights on one of the files to compare;
    • insufficient memory to perform the comparison.
The message corresponding to the error code can be known using the function ErrorInfo with the constant errMessage.
Component : wd250std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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