Input Base Features
The Input Base Features are compared with the Input Test Features. Input Base Features refers to data that you have declared valid. This base data has the correct geometry definitions, field definitions, and spatial reference.
Input Test Features
The Input Test Features are compared against the Input Base Features. Input Test Features refers to data that you have made changes to by editing or compiling new features.
The field or fields used to sort records in the Input Base Features and the Input Test Features. The records are sorted in ascending order. Sorting by a common field in both the Input Base Features and the Input Test Features ensures that you are comparing the same row from each input dataset.
The comparison type. The default is All, which will compare all properties of the features being compared.
These properties will not be compared.
The distance that determines the range in which features are considered equal. To minimize error, the value you choose for the compare tolerance should be as small as possible. By default, the compare tolerance is the XY tolerance of the input base features.
The measure tolerance is the minimum distance between measures before they are considered equal.
The Z Tolerance is the minimum distance between z coordinates before they are considered equal.
The numeric value that determines the range in which attribute values are considered equal. This only applies to numeric field types.
The field or fields that will be omitted during comparison. The field definitions and the tabular values for these fields will be ignored.
Indicates whether to compare all properties after encountering the first mismatch.
Output Compare File
This file will contain all similarities and differences between the Input Base Features and the Input Test Features. This file is a comma-delimited text file that can be viewed and used as a table in ArcGIS.
This file will contain all similarities and differences between the in_base_features and the in_test_features. This file is a comma-delimited text file that can be viewed and used as a table in ArcGIS.
The compare status will be 'true' when no differences are found and 'false' when differences are detected.