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Jama Connect User Guide

Compare baselines

When a baseline has more than one version, you can compare two versions in baseline Document View using the baseline in-app Compare option.

Important considerations
  • Document View must be enabled. If the setting has been disabled, organization admins can enable it from Admin > Details.

  • Use this feature while viewing an older version of a baseline. If viewing the most current version, the baseline in-app Compare option doesn’t appear.

  • When comparing baselines, the categories table isn’t available.

  • Baselines that were created before Jama Connect 9.6 now display an icon to indicate that the new fields aren't available. This icon appears in List View, Document View, in-app comparison summary, and the Preview panel.

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  • When comparing baselines, you can export a detailed report.

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To compare baselines:

  1. Select the Baselines tab in the Explorer Tree, then select the baseline with the version you want to compare.

  2. Select Document View, then click Compare.

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  3. From the drop-down menu, select the version to compare with the baseline you are viewing.

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    The information bar for baseline in-app comparison displays the total number of item changes (updates to relationships aren't included in the total count).

    Changes are displayed inline by color and formatting:

    Green + solid underline = Added text/item

    Red + dashed underline = Removed text/item

    Red + solid strikethrough = Deleted text/item

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  4. To compare relationships between two versions of a baseline, select Show related items.

    Changes are displayed inline by color and formatting:

    Green + solid underline = Added text/item

    Red + dashed underline = Removed text/item

    Red + solid strikethrough = Deleted text/item

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  5. Click X to return to baselines Document View.

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