Preparing to Merge GUI Map Files - WinRunner

Before you can merge GUI map files, you must decide in which mode to merge your files and specify the source files and the target file.

To start merging GUI map files:

Choose Tools > Merge GUI Map Files.

A WinRunner message box informs you that all open GUI maps will be closed and all unsaved changes will be discarded.

  • To continue, click OK.
  • To save changes to open GUI maps, click Cancel and save the GUI maps using the GUI Map Editor.For information on saving GUI map files, see “Saving Changes to the GUI Map”. Once you have saved changes to the open GUI map files, start again at step 1.

The GUI Map File Merge Tool opens, enabling you to select the merge type and specify the target files and source file.

Preparing to Merge GUI Map Files

In the Merge Type box, accept Auto Merge or select Manual Merge.

  • Auto Merge merges the files automatically.If there are conflicts between the merged files, the conflicts are highlighted and you are prompted to resolve them.
  • Manual Merge enables you to manually add GUI objects from the source files to the target file.The merge tool does not highlight conflicts between the files.

To specify the target GUI map file, click the browse button opposite the Target File box. The Save GUI File dialog box opens.

  • To select an existing GUI map file, browse to the file and highlight it so that it is displayed in the File name box. When prompted, click OK to replace the file.
  • To create a new (empty) GUI map file, browse to the desired folder and enter the name of a new file in the File name box.

Specify the source GUI map files.

  • To add all the GUI map files in a folder to the list of source files, click the Browse Folder button.The Set Folder dialog box opens.Browse to the desired folder and click OK. All the GUI map files in the folder are added to the list of source files.
  • To add a single GUI map file to the list of source files, click the Add File button.The Open GUI File dialog box opens. Browse to the desired file and highlight it so that it is displayed in the File name box and click OK.

  • To delete a source file from the list,highlight a GUI map file in the Source Files box and click Delete.

Click OK to close the dialog box.

  • If you chose Auto Merge and the source GUI map files are merged successfully without conflicts, a message confirms the merge.
  • If you chose Auto Merge and there are conflicts among the source GUI map files being merged, a WinRunner message box warns of the problem. When you click OK to close the message box, the GUI Map File Auto Merge Tool opens. For additional information, see “Resolving Conflicts while Automatically Merging GUI Map Files”.
  • If you chose Manual Merge, the GUI Map File Manual Merge Tool opens. For additional information, see “Merging GUI Map Files Manually”.

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