Compare Projects

Compare Project Dialog

Compare the current project with a Project File storing another project version (for example, a baseline) using the side-by-side comparison Compare Project dialog. Click File and select Compare… to open the dialog. You can View changes to attributes, comments, traceability links, and structural changes in the context of both compared documents:

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Comparison Views

In the Compare Project dialog, you can switch between the two project documents. ReqView uses the change history to compare changes in the system attributes (heading, text, deleted), custom attributes (for example, status, priority), discussion, traceability links, and structural changes, such as new / deleted / moved document objects in both document versions.

Review the changes using the Theirs and Mine views:

  • Theirs — the opened Project File highlighting changes not matched in the current project change history
  • Mine — your current project version highlighting new changes matched in the current project history of changes

Note: Objects deleted and purged in the Mine view are only shown in the Theirs view.

Displayed Columns

By default, two columns are displayed in both the Theirs and Mine views:

  • ID — document object ID
  • Theirs / Mine — the requirement’s description with a summary of changes shown under the text

Tip: You can show additional columns by clicking on the  icon.

Iterate Changes

Use the following toolbar buttons to iterate over changes in each view:

  • Move to the first change using the  icon
  • Move to the previous change using the  icon
  • Move to the next change using the  icon
  • Move to the last change using the  icon

Diff Modes

Click on the toolbar to switch between Diff to Mine and Diff to Base modes. This is useful when your project history has diverged.

For example, let’s say you opened file A, did some work on it and saved it as file B. Then you opened file A again and did further work, which you saved as file C. Using this example, the two panes of the Diff to Mine mode would compare files B and C, while the Diff to Base mode would compare B to A in the left pane and C to A in the right pane.

Click on the toolbar to print either view or to save them to a PDF.

Updated for version 2.7.0