Wondering if anyone has come accross this issue? (It's not a show stopper but has got me scratching my head)
I am trying to "migrate" some Items from an existing Dimensions Product into a new Product.
NB I am in essence cloning "part" the old Product.
I do actually want to create new CI/items rather than variants of the existing CI/Items.
The new CI/Items will all be V1 with no history etc in the new Product.
So pretty simple steps:
1) Get copies of the Items I want
2) Load them into new Product
3) Prove they are identical *see below
4) Get on with my life.......
As I did a direct get from old and load to new I "know" they are identical I am just "documenting" the proof for the end user.
I have set up a few scripts to:
a) Run diff/compares between the fetch from New Dimensions (O/S directory structure) vs fetch from Old Dimensions (O/S directory structure) and saved report (They are identical :-) )
b) Run detailed directory listings showing dates, sizes etc and produced a compariosn report. (They are identical :-) )
c) Produced seperate output from Dimensions listing all (relevant) Dimensions metadata and produced a comparison report......... THEY ARE DIFFERENT!!!
For some files (a very small subset) the Dimensions metadata for "CHECKSUM" and "FILES SIZE" don't match!!
(Revised Date (UTC) DOES match).....
I have loaded the offending files a few times and they always produce the same values for this metadata (& the file size value ALWAYS matches the O/S file size).
So basically the "old" values for this metadata is "wrong"!!!
I have no way of reproducing this (as all experiments now produce "correct" values)....
The only thing I can think is that this is in some way connected to the various character translations between UNIX and Windows (as all the files "could" have been via UNIX at some point).
As mentioned it's not a show stopper (as I KNOW the files are OK) but if anyone has any ideas/experience I'd like to know!!