Merging GUI Map Files Manually - WinRunner

When you merge GUI map files manually, you merge each target file with the source file.The merge tool prevents you from creating conflicts while merging the files.

When you merge GUI map files manually, the target GUI map file cannot contain any of the following:

  • Two windows with the same name but different physical descriptions.
  • Two windows with the same name and the same physical descriptions (identical windows).
  • Two objects in the same window with the same name but different physical descriptions.
  • Two objects in the same window with the same name and the same physical descriptions (identical objects).

In the following example, the entire contents of the after.gui source file was copied to the new.gui target file, and there are conflicts between the before.gui source file and the target file:

Merging GUI Map Files Manually

Note that in the above example,the highlighted objects in both panes have identical logical names but different descriptions.Therefore,they cannot both exist “as is” in the merged file.

To merge GUI map files manually:

  1. Follow the procedure described in “Preparing to Merge GUI Map Files” and choose Manual Merge as the merge type.After you specify the source and target files and click OK, the GUI Map File Manual Merge Tool opens.
  2. The contents of the source file and target file are displayed.

  3. Locate the windows or objects to merge.
    • You can double-click windows to see the objects in the window.
    • If there are multiple source files, you can click Prev. File or Next File to switch between current GUI map files.
    • To view the physical description of the highlighted objects or windows, click Description.
  4. Merge the files using the following merge options:

merge options


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