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Method and System for Comparing Document Versions in an Enterprise Content Management Repository

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243602D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-05
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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for comparing document versions in an enterprise content management repository.

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Method and System for Comparing Document Versions in an Enterprise Content Management Repository

In many Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repositories, versions of documents cannot be compared directly from an ECM repository. Currently, a user is required to download one version of the document and then the second version. Thereafter, the user runs a different tool to see the differences between the versions of the document. For comparing the versions, the user needs appropriate rights to download different versions of the document as well as a correct tool for comparison. Generally, a user needs to find differences in versions to make sure that the documents are different and to locate the changes made in the document. If the documents are identical, then the system or the user can choose not to save a version during check in.

Disclosed is a method and system for comparing document versions in an enterprise content management repository.

The system includes three major components. The three major components are a user interface to select the documents for comparison, a comparison engine and a user interface to show the differences between versions/documents. The system performs the comparison on a server side.

Fig. 1 depicts the user interface which allows the user to select two different versions of the document for comparison.

Figure 1

Upon selecting the versions of a document for comparison, the user can click on the "Compare" button, as depicted in Fig. 1. Thereafter, the system creates a data transfer object where a service processes a request.

The comparison engine performs background processing on the server. The comparison engine takes two different documen...