Feature request: Allow merge after compare

  • James Walters

    James Walters - 2009-06-15

    It would be very convenient to be able to go right into the merge after comparing two databases without having to go back, select "merge" from the "File" menu, then go and find the database again that I wanted to merge in... etc., etc.

    • DrK

      DrK - 2009-06-18

      There is already a feature in the Compare Database Results dialog that might satisfy your requirement.

      If you right click on the first column (first database) against an entry, you can Edit it or copy it the 2nd database (assuming it has not been opened read-only). If you right click on the second column (second database), you can View it or copy it the 1st database (assuming it has not been opened read-only).

      In this way, the Compare shows you the differences for each entry and even those that are in one database and not the other. Using right-clicks on the first or second column of relevant entry allows you to copy that specific entry from one database to another.

      This process only works on individual entries. If you have a large number of differences, Merge is currently the only option.

      WARNING: If you copy an entry to a database that already has it (i.e. the Group, Title and User fields are identical), it will be overwritten. You will get a message warning you of this and you can stop the copy.

      Hope this helps.


    • DrK

      DrK - 2009-06-16

      Would you mind please putting Feature Requests in the queue designed for them. On PasswordSafe's SourceForge page: Tracker -> Feature Requests.

      This way we can keep track of them - otherwise they just drop off the Forum Discussion over time.


  • Dale Dennemeyer

    Dale Dennemeyer - 2011-09-13

    when mergeing two data base will one erase the duplicate entry with pasting
    the one over the other? and if so is the data base you have open or the
    database you are merging do the overwriting.?


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