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The Configuration Diff tool allows you to view two configurations or two versions of the same configuration in Usage Engine side by side. You can choose from a list of two types of configurations to view and compare: APL and Ultra. 

The differences between the two configurations are highlighted in blue.

  • To open Configuration Diff, click the Tools button in the upper left part of the Usage Engine Desktop window. Then double-click on Configuration Diff.
  • You can also open the Configuration Diff tool from the APL Code editor, Ultra Format editor, Unit Test editor, or Python Module editor by selecting the Diff button located in the upper right part of the the Usage Engine Desktop window.

Two panes are displayed when Configuration Diff opens. Select values for each pane:

FieldDescription
Configuration

To select the configurations that you want to compare, select the Browse... button to the right of the Configuration field for each display pane.

You can also display and view encrypted configurations. If you select an encrypted configuration, you are prompted to enter the relevant password to decrypt the configuration.

History

To select a different version of the same configuration, use this drop down box to select the version you want to display.

You can also display and view encrypted configurations. If you select an encrypted configuration, you are prompted to enter the relevant password to decrypt the configuration.

Navigate through the differences by scrolling both panes in parallel using the scroll bar to the right of either pane. To scroll through each pane separately, hover over the pane that you want to scroll through, and use the scroll wheel on your mouse.

To skip through each difference, use the navigation buttons displayed at the top left of the dialog:

ButtonDescription

Previous

Click this button to skip to the previous difference in the configurations. The previous difference is highlighted in green.

Next

Click this button to skip to the next difference in the configurations. The next difference is highlighted in green.

Refresh

Click this button to display the updated version of the configuration. Configurations are not locked when you display them in Configuration Diff. If another user has modified and saved a configuration that you are viewing in this tool, you can click this button to view the latest updated version.



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