New in DiffDog 2018

Version 2018 of Altova DiffDog became available on October 3, 2017. Learn about all the new features below and update to the latest version.
DiffDog® 2018 (October 3, 2018)
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DiffDog® 2018 (October 3, 2018)
3-way file Comparison
Support for Sybase 16, PostgreSQL 9.6, MySQL 5.7

3-Way File Comparison

DiffDog 2018 now allows users to compare and merge differences between three files side-by-side. This feature is especially relevant for files managed in any source control system where two users may started from the same source file then make different changes which must be reconciled.
A 3-way comparison permits display and navigation of all differences between both new versions and the common ancestor file. For each encountered difference, DiffDog 2018 users can decide which change ("left", "right", or "middle") should be kept.
3-way file differencing in DiffDog 2018
The image above shows a comparison of three versions of an XML document. The user selected a toolbar button to copy the difference at line 98 from the version on the left to the one in the center.

Enhanced Database Support

DiffDog 2018 supports database schema and content differencing for Sybase 16, PostgreSQL 9.6, and MySQL 5.7 in addition to support for previous versions of these databases,
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New Features in Previous Versions

Learn about all the additional capabilities you’ll get by upgrading from an older version to DiffDog 2018.
DiffDog® 2017 release 3 (April 4, 2017)
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DiffDog® 2017 release 3 (April 4, 2017)
New Find bar for Text View windows
Windows Server 2016 Support
DiffDog® 2017 (October 4, 2016)
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DiffDog® 2017 (October 4, 2016)
Enhanced database support – support for ADO.NET database drivers, native support for PostgreSQL, support for Progress OpenEdge, support for SQL Server 2016
DiffDog® 2016 (September 30, 2015)
Enterprise
Professional
DiffDog® 2016 (September 30, 2015)
Support for Firebird databases
Support for numerous databases updated to include newest versions: IBM DB2 10.5, SQL Server 2014, PostgreSQL 9.4, MySQL 5.6, and Oracle 12C
Windows 10 support
DiffDog® 2015 release 4 (June 10, 2015)
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DiffDog® 2015 release 4 (June 10, 2015)
Support for SQLite 3.x databases
DiffDog® 2014 (October 29, 2013)
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DiffDog® 2014 (October 29, 2013)
Support for new databases and database versions: Informix 11.70, PostgreSQL versions 9.0.10/9.1.6/9.2.1, MySQL 5.5.28, IBM DB2 versions 9.5/9.7/10.1, SQL Server 2012, Sybase ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise) 15/15.7, and Access 2010/2013
DiffDog® 2013 (September 15, 2012)
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DiffDog® 2013 (September 15, 2012)
Print results of directory comparisons – Create records of directory differences over time, or before merging contents.
Significant performance improvement – Depending on the XML document structure, XML comparisons can now run up to 4 times faster.
DiffDog® 2012 Release 2 (February 23, 2012)
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DiffDog® 2012 Release 2 (February 23, 2012)
Save and reload parameters for file and folder comparisons – Improves efficiency for frequently-repeated comparisons
Selection to hide or display empty folders in directory comparisons – Can make large, complex directory trees easier to manage
Support for logical files in IBM iSeries databases – Enhances database schema comparison for IBM DB2 databases.
DiffDog® 2012 (October 19, 2011)
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DiffDog® 2012 (October 19, 2011)
Supports file and folder comparison with FTP and HTTP servers – Facilitates comparison tasks for developers and IT managers who work with network servers.
JDBC database driver support – Improves database connectivity for database structure and content comparisons.
DiffDog® 2011 Release 3 (June 8, 2011)
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DiffDog® 2011 Release 3 (June 8, 2011)
Simplified directory synchronization – A new feature to completely synchronize folders in a single step.
DiffDog® 2011 Release 2 (February 16, 2011)
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DiffDog® 2011 Release 2 (February 16, 2011)
Word-processor view comparison – DiffDog 2011r2 can open two instances of Microsoft Word 2003 (and later) to view, merge, and edit documents side by side in word-processor view.
Optional quick comparison of ZIP archives – DiffDog 2011 allows the user to select quick comparison of ZIP archives to accelerate comparisons of folders containing very large numbers of files.
DiffDog® 2011 (September 8, 2012)
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DiffDog® 2011 (September 8, 2012)
Significant performance increase – DiffDog 2011 is designed to take advantage of multi-core workstations.
DiffDog® 2010 Release 3 (May 10, 2010)
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DiffDog® 2010 Release 3 (May 10, 2010)
Enhanced Child Order Recognition – XML child element order recognition is enhanced in DiffDog 2010r3 to process child element attributes as well as child element names.
DiffDog® 2010 Release 2 (February 16, 2010)
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DiffDog® 2010 Release 2 (February 16, 2010)
64-bit version – DiffDog is now available in a 64-bit version to run on Windows Vista 64-bit and Windows 7 64-bit systems.
Integration into Windows Explorer – select two files or two folders while navigating with Windows Explorer and choose “Compare with DiffDog” from the context menu to launch a comparison.
DiffDog® 2010 (October 28, 2009)
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DiffDog® 2010 (October 28, 2009)
XML Schema comparison and generation of transformations for XML data.
Database schema comparison and merging.
Option to pretty-print XML files before comparison.
Compatibility with Windows 7.
DiffDog® 2009 (February 3, 2009)
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DiffDog® 2009 (February 3, 2009)
Database content comparison and merging.
New DiffDog Enterprise Edition and Professional Edition.
DiffDog® 2008 Release 2 (April 28, 2008)
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DiffDog® 2008 Release 2 (April 28, 2008)
Enhanced support for OOXML files and Zip archives – new functionality complements the OOXML capabilities of Altova XMLSpy, MapForce, and StyleVision, giving you a comprehensive set of tools to work with the OOXML file format.
Enhanced directory comparison filters – define, apply, and save filter sets to display specific sets of files.
DiffDog® 2008 (September 12, 2007)
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DiffDog® 2008 (September 12, 2007)
Enhanced directory merge functionality – allows users to update/merge entire folders, including sub-folders, with a single step.
Binary file comparison – allows users to consider all binary files, including image files, compiled application executables, and binary-based documents in directory comparisons.
DiffDog® 2007 release 3 (May 30, 2007)
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DiffDog® 2007 release 3 (May 30, 2007)
Increased speed – during comparison of very large files (100k or more).
User interface enhancements – file size column automatically adjusted during directory comparisons, for instance.
DiffDog® 2007 (October 24, 2006)
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DiffDog® 2007 (October 24, 2006)
User setting to ignore specific elements – or attributes and filtering data when comparing XML files.
Export differencing results – in XML and UNIX-diff formats for further processing.
Altova® MissionKit – DiffDog is included in Altova MissionKit, bundling Altova’s intelligent application development, data management, and modeling tools at a substantial discount in a variety of configurations tailored to meet the needs of software architects and XML developers.
DiffDog® 2005 (January 18, 2005)
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DiffDog® 2005 (January 18, 2005)
Intuitive user interface – intelligent syntax-coloring, line numbering, indentation guides, folding margins, and other innovative features to assist in comparing source code and XML files.
Special XML differencing capabilities – DTD/schema-based validation, well-formedness checking, intelligent entry helpers, optional entity resolution, and attention to attribute and child element ordering.
Edit and merge – edit documents directly within DiffDog, merge changes, and instantly re-compare the edited files.
Directory comparisons – compare and merge directories, and open and edit file pairs directly from within the directory comparison display, and merge between directories.
Version control integration – integrates with any version control system that supports external differencing applications.
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