Implementing further comparison and save related settings

Configure the settings:

The following settings can be made in the columns of all areas.

  1. Column Specification:
    1. Click on a cell and enter the desired value.
    2. In the case of data types, the place holder* can be used (e.g. *.txt).

      File names can also be set out (e.h. info.txt).

      When sharing file names, you have the option of using the place holder for multiple signs and for placeholder sign ? /e.g. *_info_???.txt).

      Files / file types that have not been specifically created for the purpose of comparison/saving, will not be compared / saved. If no files are being compared, it is only possible to create new versions that are version without difference. If no files are saved, you will not be able to create new versions.

  2. Column Comparator:
    1. Click in a cell.
    2. A drop-down menu will appear.
    3. Select the desired comparator (the pre-selection jumps to the letter that you enter).
  3. Column Subdirectories:
    1. Click on a cell and activate the drop down menu.
    2. Select the option Include or Don't include.
    3. If directory structures are not saved, activate the checkbox Ignore empty spaces located under Memory settings.

In the case of contradictory rules, these files will not be compared /saved.

Examples:

Affected files Action
Compare Save
All txt files Under Compare these files enter *.txt
Include subdirectories
Undersave these files enter *.txt
Include subdirectories
No TXT file Under Do not compare these files enter *.txt
Include subdirectories
Under Do not compare these files enter *.txt
Include subdirectories

Only TXT files from root directory/

None from sub directories

Under Compare these files enter *.txt
Do NOT include subdirectories

Under save these files enter *.txt
DO NOT include subdirectories

Only TXT files from subdirectory/

None from root directory

  • Under Compare these files enter *.txt
    Include subdirectories
  • Under Do not compare these files enter enter *.txt
    DO NOT include subdirectory
  • UnderSave these files enter *.txt
    Include subdirectories
  • Under Do not save these files enter *.txt
    DO NOT include subdirectory
All files from the subdirectory “UVZ”

Under Compare these files enter UVZ\*

Under Save these files enter UVZ\*

No files from the subdirectory “UVZ”

Under Do not compare these files enter UVZ\*

Under Do not save these files enter UVZ\*

FAQ: Should I select in AdminClient>component type editor > detect changes via the time stamp or checksum? How will this have an effect on system performance? Do I need to keep the file size in mind?

Before a detail comparison can be started, you need to find out which files have been changed (It would be a waste of resources to always compare all files).

By timestamp needs less time as the time stamps can read very quickly. There is however the risk even if unlikely, that two files could have different content but the same time stamp.

By checksum is slower as it is requires much more time to create checksums. The advantage is that the file content is examined and every difference results in another checksum.

Potential scenarios

Scenario 1:

The component type that you are currently editing is normally used for components with large files that are only rarely changed. In this scenario: By timestamp offers the best solution.

Scenario 2:

The component type, that you are currently editing, is normally used for components with small files that are regularly changed. In this scenario: By checksum offers additional security for only a minor small performance penalty.

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