The process or business object comparison wizard guides you through the task of selecting two business objects or processes for comparison. You can use the wizard to compare two objects or processes from the database, or you can compare an object or process from the database with another stored as a file.
To access the process or object comparison wizard:
In Studio, click the folder containing the object or process for comparison.
The Create or edit existing Processes or Business Objects pane displays the items contained in the selected folder.
Right-click the object or process for comparison and select Compare To from the shortcut menu.
The comparison wizard displays.
Choose one of the following options:
- Compare to a process or business object from the database – Click Next, then select an object or process from the list in the database, as prompted.
- Compare to a process or business object in a file – Click Next, then enter the file name and location of the object or process, as prompted.
Depending on the items you are comparing, the Process Comparison or Business Object Comparison window displays the selected items side by side for comparison.
Obtaining meaningful results
The processes to be compared should be related in some way. This relation may be that the two processes are two previous versions of the process in its development, as in the process history feature. Alternatively the relation may be that the second of the two processes is a branch of the first, meaning that "save as" was used to produce the second process using the first as a template.
If no such relationship exists between the processes then the process comparison will not show any meaningful changes: all stages in the first process will appear to have been deleted and all stages in the second process will appear to have been created.
Where the relationship does exist, then Blue Prism can identify the stages in common (ie the stages in the second process that also existed in the first) and meaningfully identify all other stages as new or deleted (as appropriate).