Comparison Statistics Dialog Box

Relevant for: GUI tests and components

This dialog box lists the quantity for each type of comparison identified by the Object Repository Comparison Tool.

To access

In the Object Repository Comparison Tool Main Window, do one of the following:

  • Select View > Statistics.

  • Click the Statistics button in the toolbar.

What are the potential object differences?

The Comparison Tool automatically identifies objects during the comparison process by classifying them into one of the following types:

  • Identical. Objects that are identical in both object repository files.

  • Unique to first file, or Unique to second file. Objects that appear in only one of the object repository files.

  • Test objects with identical descriptions and different names. Test objects that appear in both object repository files that have different names, but the same description properties and values.

  • Test objects with similar descriptions. Test objects that appear in both object repository files that have similar, but not identical, description properties and values. One of the test objects always has a subset of the properties set of the other test object. This implies that it is likely to be a less detailed description of the same test object. For example, a test object named Button in the second object repository has the same description properties and values as a test object named Button in the first object repository, but also has additional properties and values.

    Test objects that do not have any description properties, such as Page or Browser objects, are compared by name only. If the same test object is contained in both object repositories but with different names, they will be shown in the object repositories as two separate objects.

    Note: Test objects with different visual relation identifier definitions are treated as objects with different descriptions.

  • Checkpoint or output objects with the same name and different content. This option is relevant for checkpoint and output objects that are not completely identical for all settings.

  • Does not exist. Objects that do not exist in one of the repository files, but do exist in the other file.

See also:

Compare two object repositories