Use the Workflow Manager to compare two repository objects of the same type to identify differences between the objects. For example, if you have two similar Email tasks in a folder, you can compare them to see which one contains the attributes you need. When you compare two objects, the Workflow Manager displays their attributes in detail.
You can compare objects across folders and repositories. You must open both folders to compare the objects. You can compare a reusable object with a non-reusable object. You can also compare two versions of the same object.
You can compare the following types of objects:
You can also compare instances of the same type. For example, if the workflows you compare contain worklet instances with the same name, you can compare the instances to see if they differ. Use the Workflow Manager to compare the following instances and attributes:
Instances of sessions and tasks in a workflow or worklet comparison.
For example, when you compare workflows, you can compare task instances that have the same name.
Instances of mappings and transformations in a session comparison.
For example, when you compare sessions, you can compare mapping instances.
The attributes of instances of the same type within a mapping comparison.
For example, when you compare flat file sources, you can compare attributes, such as file type (delimited or fixed), delimiters, escape characters, and optional quotes.
You can compare schedulers and session configuration objects in the Repository Manager. You cannot compare objects of different types. For example, you cannot compare an Email task with a Session task.
When you compare objects, the Workflow Manager displays the results in the Diff Tool window. The Diff Tool output contains different nodes for different types of objects.
When you import Workflow Manager objects, you can compare object conflicts.