NA Device Diagnostics comparison should ignore whitespace, tab and special characters.

NA Device Diagnostics comparison should ignore whitespace, tab and special characters.

After the switch is upgraded, the output of MAC Addresses contains an extra whitespace. While comparing it shows something has changed and that change is only the whitespace.

Customer requires the whitespace to be ignored and since there is no change. Customer is reasoning that an automation tool should show only if there is a actual change of data i.e. ip address, mac address and in production that switch will have thousands of mac address which they have to compare manually then what is the use of automation.

Additionally customer wanted option to be provided in NA to ignore whitespace, tab and special characters. Customer gave reference of diffchecker.com

 

2 Comments
ghousesultan1 Contributor.
Contributor.

Hi,

   I support this idea, as it is very important for customers to validate the changes after the upgrade. If unnecessary NA showing changes for whitespace then it is a waste of time for customers.

Best Regards,

Sultan

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