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Compare Tool [AX 2012]

Updated: October 28, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

In Microsoft Dynamics AX, you can compare application objects to find differences by using the Compare tool. After you identify the differences, you can insert, delete, or move the differences between the compared application object. This topic describes how to interpret the results of the comparison.

The Compare tool enables you to compare:

  • Two different application objects.

  • The same application object in two different layers.

  • Two versions of the same application object, if you are using version control.

  • Two versions of the same application object and the original version of the application object.

  • Two SSRS report designs, in cumulative update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.

After you run a comparison, the differences between the application objects are displayed in the Comparison form.

The following table describes the symbols and colors that are used to show differences between objects.

Symbol or color

Description

Example

Shaded check box that has a black check mark

There are differences in one or more child nodes.

Black check mark icon

Check box that has a black check mark.

There are no differences in this node. This symbol is only displayed when the Show differences only option is cleared.

Unshaded check box with a black check mark

Red and blue unequal icon

There are differences in the current node.

Unequal icon

Black text

There is no difference between the two objects for this text.

Black, Red, and Green text example

Red or blue check marks

The check mark specifies differences that belong to only one object, and the red or blue color identifies which object that the difference belongs to.

Red check mark icon

or

Blue check mark icon

Red or blue text on a shaded background

The shaded background specifies the differences, and the red or blue color identifies which object that the difference belongs to.

Black, Red, and Green text example

Green text on a shaded background

The shaded background specifies the differences, and the green color identifies a difference between the original object and the two compared objects.

Black, Red, and Green text example

Action arrow that points right

The difference is inserted into the object.

Arrow icon pointing right

Action arrow that points left

The difference is deleted from the object.

Arrow icon pointing right

Action arrow curved

The difference is moved to this location in the object.

Curved arrow icon number one

or

Move arrow icon curved number two

The following figure shows the differences between the AddressWizard class and the AddressWizardAustralia class.

Comparison Form

Differences between AddressWizard and AddressWizardAustralia

Code differences between two objects may have an action arrow icon located to the left of the difference in the Comparison form results window. Click the appropriate action arrow icon to insert, delete, or move code.

NoteNote

You can only edit code from the current layer.


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