Compare the current project with the repository

You can compare the current project in your workspace with a specific baseline and project in the Dimensions CM repository. The comparison displays which files have changed. You can compare from multiple views, including the Project Explorer, and Java and Package Explorer view.

To compare a project with a baseline from the Project Explorer view:To compare from the Dimensions CM Explorer view:

To compare a project with a baseline from the Project Explorer view:

  1. Right-click the project and do one of the following:

    • Select Compare With | Latest from Project to compare the local files with the latest files in the repository.

    • Select Compare With | Another Project or Baseline to compare with another project or baseline. In the compare dialog do one of the following:

      • Click Find and specify criteria to search for an existing baseline or project in Dimensions CM.

      • Click Browse to look through the tree of projects and baselines and select a project or baseline to compare with.

  1. Click Finish. You can compare the differences and commit them to the repository.

Note: If you select Latest from Project for a stream, the Dimensions CM Stream Compare view opens. You can use this view to commit changes but to merge you need to perform an update.

To compare from the Dimensions CM Explorer view:

  1. Select either two projects, two baselines, or a project and a baseline from the explore tree.

  2. Right-click and select Compare.

The Dimensions CM for Eclipse integration will attempt to resolve the common ancestor for the two items. If a common ancestor cannot be found, you will be prompted to choose a common ancestor or continue without one.

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