Viewing the comparison result

After you’ve have compared the data sources, the results are displayed in the upper pane. The grid shows all the objects you can select for synchronization. When you first run the comparison, the objects in a grid are grouped by Type of difference.

Comparison results

If you want to compare the data sources again using the same configurations and update the comparison results, click Refresh Refresh button on the toolbar or press F5.

You can perform the following tasks:

Object groups

You can either expand or collapse object groups on a grid by clicking the expander arrow next to the group name.

Expand button

The grid displays source and target objects, a schema they belong to, and a number of different and identical records in an object. Use checkboxes to include or exclude objects and records for synchronization.

To view the visible columns, select an object on the grid and click Visible Columns Visible Columns below the grid.

The Visible Columns window is displayed where you can select columns to be included in the synchronization.

Visible Columns window

Filtering the results

Data Compare for SQL Server allows filtering objects on the grid when viewing the comparison results. You can display the following:

  • All objects
  • Objects with different rows
  • Objects with identical rows only
  • Included objects
  • Excluded objects
  • Correctly mapped objects
  • Incorrectly mapped objects.

To apply objects filtering, on the toolbar, click Filter button WHERE Filter and select the required option from the drop-down list. Note that several options can be selected at a time.

Filter menu

To clear filtering, on the toolbar, click Filter button WHERE Filter and select All from the drop-down list.

Finding objects

To search for objects, type the search text in the search box.

As you type, objects that match what you type appear on the grid.


Data Compare searches only for object names. You can not search schemas using dbForge Data Compare for SQL Server.


  • The search is not case-sensitive.
  • To clear the seacrh results, click Cross search button Clear Filter in the search box.