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HCL Domino 12.0.1 Comparison tool quick-fix for XSP

 I finally found an opportunity to try the new Database comparison tool that comes with 12.0.1 - official documentation. Unfortunately, it did not work for me - all I got was a report for database.xml comparison and an error:

  • Unable to output because no output object has been specified //DDDESIGNELEM.SAVE:1184-6 ... cc_body_xsp.xml ...

My setup is:

  • 12.0.1 - of course
  • on Windows
  • database configured to use WinMerge for comparison

The error mentioned a Custom Control and the code contains a special if for *.xsp. After a bit of checking of the source code it seems that my problem can be fixed with a simple line that sets the output of the midDomp object - line 1117 on the screenshot.



Now it outputs results for all elements and no errors anymore. Now I can continue to check the reports.

Update:

There is an official support article for this problem - https://support.hcltechsw.com/csm?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0096095 (but without a fix)


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