I have been using the scripts provided in the solution linked below for updating CDF parameters in cells and libraries with great success. However, I am often interested in checking if a cell does require a CDF update before actually performing the update, since the update requires "append" mode and is rather time consuming (especially when running on a large library). Is there any good way to utilize this script/other functionality to check if an instance in a cell requires a CDF-update without doing the actual update? It can be quite dangerous to run the script on a whole library with edit and not knowing which parameters that changed in the end.
My hack-around for this has so far been to dump all CDF parameters to a log file, run the script, dump the parameters again and do some parsing and comparison of these logs. I would however prefer something simpler.
I agree that an extra optional parameter is the best solution. I'll add it to the my version here for now. Could you also bump this thread when you update the online solution?
I have done some more testing now and your suggestion seems to do everything I want. Thanks a lot!