Start Project Merge Tool to compare folders

Compare folders to view differences between two baselines, projects, or folders/directories.

To start the Project Merge Tool from the Dimensions CM desktop client:

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Select Tools | Compare.

    • Select Project | Compare.

    • Select Baseline | Project | Compare.

  2. On the Ancestor tab of the Project Compare dialog box, from the Object Type list, select Baseline, File Based, or Project.

  3. To specify the ancestor, do one of the following:

    • In the Specification field, enter a project or baseline specification, or click Browse to find a project or a baseline.

    • In the Folder field, enter a folder name, or click Browse to find a folder.

  4. To specify the derivative, click the Derivative tab, and do one of the following:

    • In the Specification field, enter a project or baseline specification, or click Browse to find a project or a baseline.

    • In the Folder field, enter a folder name, or click Browse to find a folder.

  5. Click OK.

 

To start the Project Merge Tool from the Windows command line:

  1. Start the Dimensions CM desktop client or SCC (Source Code Control).

  2. Select Start | Run.

  3. In the Run dialog box, type one of the following:

    • projectmerge ancestor_dir derivative_dir 

    where:

    ancestor_dir is the name of the ancestor folder.

    derivative_dir is the name of the derivative folder.

    • projectmerge -config file

    where file is the name of the configuration file.

    • projectmerge

    In the Select Directories dialog box, enter the directories you want to compare, or click Browse to find the directories. The first folder is the ancestor and the second folder is the derivative. You can only add one derivative folder.

  4. Click OK. The Project Merge Tool starts, and you can compare the folders.

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