Comparing versions

versiondog can create comparisons, which are displayed side by side, so that you can compare the differences in an understandable way. You can compare the following:

Before the comparison, the versions must be available locally or the user must be logged on to the server. Versions shown in grey in the change history are not available locally. If you wish to compare versions, these need to be checked out beforehand (see Check-Out).

The Check-Out button opens a window in which you can select which versions you want to be copied into the client archive. The latest version is copied into the working directory of the component. If you have selected multiple versions, these will be copied into the archive directory of the component.

Comparing a version with the working directory

In the project tree, select a component and proceed as follows:

  1. Go to the state tab
  2. In change history, select a version
  3. Click on Compare with working directory
  4. The compare window will be displayed, listing the differences

Comparing a version with another version

In the project tree, select a component and proceed as follows:

  1. Go to the state tab
  2. If you select set as compare partner, the component will be displayed as pinned. (version 5 in the example above)
  3. Select the version that you want to compare with the set compare partner (version 3 in the example above)
  4. Click on Compare with set compare partner
  5. The compare window will be displayed, listing the differences

FAQ: How can I change the maximum number of differences that are displayed when versions are compared?

After comparing versions, the differences are displayed. The maximum number of differences is set by default. To change the number, proceed as follows:

  1. Go to the AdminClient > INI files > Server.ini (Path to the archive: Drive:>\vdServerArchive\VD$A\Configuration\Server.ini)
  2. Add the following section (or edit the value if the section exists):
    [Compare]
    7003=N

    ('N' is the maximum number of differences; default value: 512, minimal value: 64, maximum value: 16384)

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