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    Outsourced Program Manager John Jupp's Avatar
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    CSV Feed Comparison Software Required
    Hi

    I'm looking for a bit of software which reads line by line, a .csv feed and compares it to an updated .csv feed from the same source....listing all changes.

    I can then use these results to update my Adwords campaigns for larger feeds with say 60,000+ lines without trawling through feeds all day.

    Any suggestions please?
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    diff anyone?
    Are you looking for "diff"?

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    Yes I am

    A simple neatly wrapped bit of software I can run to compare the two feeds for differences. It would then list those differences according to line and perhaps content and I could then copy that into say a notepad file temporarily, then go to Adwords, look up my campaign and find the corresponding advert quickly and amend it to reflect the changes found with the diff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Jupp
    Yes I am
    Well, actually what JGP was referring to was the Unix command 'diff' It's command-line program and probably not the best for the average user.

    You might want to take a look at WinMerge. This software does just what you're describing.

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    Adam is dead on. Winmerge rocks.
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    Excellent. Many thanks for the replies.

    I'll get right on the case as I need this software. About to PPC a niche datafeed with 65,000 separate products and I don't want to trawl it for adjustments by hand. A comparison software helps me out.
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