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Find duplicate objects feature

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:23 pm
by orangy
It would be nice to be able to find all objects of certain type which are binary equal, e.g. strings which are same by contents, but different instances.

Re: Find duplicate objects feature

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:03 pm
by Andreas Suurkuusk
Thanks for the suggestion. It should be possible to implement this feature as a Filter, e.g. create a filter containing all instances that match some user defined condition, such as being equal to another instance. I have added this as a feature request, but I don't think we have the time to implement it for version 4.0. But we have already planned to implement more advanced filters in the next version, and this will most likely include a "search" filter.

Re: Find duplicate objects feature

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:15 pm
by Andreas Suurkuusk
Even though we have not implemented a instance search filter as mentioned in my previous reply, it is now possible to filter primitive type instances and value type instances based on the value (including string instances). If the list of instances presented by the Filter details or Type details view includes primitive or value type instances, a "Value" column will be included. It is possible to define a filter on this column, either using the auto-filter row or selecting using the filter button on the column header.