Merge object repository files (QTP 9.0)

Merging object repository files (QTP 9.0)

Merging a local object repository with a shared object repository:
To merge the contents of a local repository into a shared repository, the shared repository must be associated with the action containing the local repository. In the Object Repository Manager, select the "Update from Local Repository" option.

Merging shared object repositories:
1. Open the Object Repository Manager.
2. Go to Tools -> Object Repository Merge Tool.
3. In the New Merge window, browse to the primary repository file. Mercury recommends selecting the repository file you have invested the most time into as the primary repository file.
4. Select the secondary repository file.
5. Click <OK>.
6. Review the merge statistics, as described in Viewing Merge Statistics, and click <Close>.
7. Resolve any merge conflicts that were reported.

Resolving object conflicts:
Conflicts between objects in the primary and secondary object repositories are resolved automatically by the Object Repository Merge Tool using default resolution settings. For information on defining the default settings, refer to the QuickTest Professional User’s Guide (Help -> QuickTest Professional Help -> QuickTest Professional User’s Guide -> Managing and Merging Object Repositories -> Merging Shared Object Repositories -> Defining Default Settings).

The Object Repository Merge Tool also allows you to change the way the merge was performed for each individual object that causes a conflict.

1. In the object repository tree, select an object that has a conflict (there will be an icon to the left of the object name). The conflicting objects are highlighted in the source repositories. A description of the conflict and the resolution method used by the Object Repository Merge Tool is described in the Resolution Options pane.
2. In the Resolution Options pane, select a radio button to choose a resolution method. The target object repository is updated according to your selection and redisplayed.

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The resolution method the Merge Tool used is selected by default.

3. Click <Previous Conflict> or <Next Conflict> to jump directly to the next or previous conflict in the target object repository hierarchy.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3, as needed.
5. Save the merged object repository file.

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