In the case of PeopleSoft proprietary and data objects, you can use the Object Compare Wizard to compare different objects as long as they are of the same object type. Also, for PeopleSoft proprietary objects, you can use the Object Merge Wizard to combine the two versions into a new object definition. The merged object definition is then automatically archived on a new Stat-generated archive set. This way, you can keep your PeopleSoft proprietary objects updated and synchronized across environments.
You can also use the Object Compare Wizard to compare the scripts of PeopleCode objects version 8.x. When comparing PeopleCode scripts, the wizard invokes CLI functionality to launch PeopleSoft, decodes the scripts and then compares the scripts as text-based objects, allowing you to quickly identify differences.
For file and schema objects, you can use the File Comparison Tool to compare objects and easily identify differences. For file objects, this tool also functions like the Object Merge Wizard, enabling you to overwrite sections of one object with sections from the second object. The newly merged version can then be saved to the assigned developer’s working directory and later included in a new archive set.
For Oracle Applications, you can compare any type of object defined in the Object Type Maintenance table that is contained in a non-merged, active patch (except setup type objects) currently downloaded in the Stat Repository.
Also for Oracle Applications and generic applications, you can use the Object Compare Wizard to compare Oracle developer objects (form, form libraries and reports). Although file-based, the definition of these objects cannot be merged.