Verifying Imported Objects before Merging

To gain more control when importing objects, you can import objects first into a "staging area" to verify the incoming objects before bringing them into the application proper. ZOM provides a staging area called the "Shadow Object Dictionary" which is a mirror image of the Zim Object Dictionary. Once in the Shadow Object Dictionary, you can request a report comparing the imported objects with the existing application objects. This enables you to review the incoming objects before actually merging them with the application. Use the following commands:

ZOMImport ;t SH
ZOMDiff ;d DiffRpt