Example Comparison

The diagram below shows the result of a comparison between a package (Business Process Model) in the current project and that package in a Baseline (version 0.1) captured at an earlier date.

The results of the comparison are displayed on the Compare Utility tab.

Example Comparison




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A hierarchy of model elements is displayed in the left-hand pane

It is clearly visible, from the Status column and from the triangle-based icons, which items in the hierarchy have,since the Baseline was captured, been:

  • Changed (Changed)
  • Deleted from the model (Baseline only)
  • Added to the model (Model only) or
  • Switched to different packages (Moved)

If you click on an item with a Status entry in the left hand pane, the right-hand pane displays a table of properties showing the values of those properties in the current model and in the Baseline

For each property where there is a difference between the model and the Baseline, the row is highlighted; for example, the Class element named Application was moved from the Business Process Model package (as shown in the Baseline column) to the Business Rules Model package on 5 June 2009 (as shown in the Model column)

The Compare Utility tab enables you to perform operations (such as merging or rolling back changes) on the reported information, using the toolbar, context menu and keyboard

Compare Utility Tab Options

Increase Level of Detail

The right panel of the Compare Utility tab might, for some fields, display only part of the value (such as Advanced Properties, above)

It might also not be immediately obvious what a change is

In either case, you can double-click on the property to display full details and to highlight the exact differences; the following example shows the highlighted changes to the Parent Package property