Comparison functions help to keep Predict documentation and the actual implementation of an information processing system consistent. Comparison functions are needed because the external objects can be changed with utilities of the programming environment independent of Predict, even if protection options for external objects are activated. See function Protection in the section General Defaults in the Predict Administration documentation.

This section covers the following topics:

Concepts of Comparison
Comparing Adabas Databases
Comparing Adabas Files
Comparing Vista Translation Tables
Comparing DDMs
Comparing Adabas Tables/Views
Common Parameters for All DB2 Types
Comparing DB2 Databases
Comparing DB2 Storagegroups
Comparing DB2 Tablespaces
Comparing DB2 Tables/Views
Common Parameters for All Oracle Types
Comparing Oracle Tables/Views