How to compare between two different Version Sets?

There is not a function to compare two complete version sets, but if you have a specific object in mind you can look at version history for that object and compare between two different versions.  Version history for specific object can be found at:  Phire Architect > Versioning and Restoration > Restore Objects.  From this component, you can select any two versions of an object and compare them against each other, or compare a version against one of the live databases.


  1. CPA said,

    May 7, 2015 @ 12:53 pm

    It would be a really good feature to have the ability to compare two version sets. When you have a large project, this feature could help making sure that only the required changes have been made to the entire project. It helps to focus on the changes and recognize the relationship amongst all the parts that have changed.
    I think that there could be a way by restoring or migrating version “a” to a scratch DB and then compare version “b” to that scratch DB.. but I think that the tools are already embedded within Phire.. Perhaps is not a too difficult feature to add.

  2. Admin said,

    May 7, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

    Thank you for that input. This feature wasn’t deemed necessary in the original implementation of the compare processes but it can certainly be considered as an enhancement; there is definitely enough information in the application to do it.

    However, consider this. The way a lot of customers get the information that you described is by adding a step to the workflow using the “Migration Set Compare” trigger, just prior to the migration to production. This compares the code to be migrated against what is in live production just before the migration occurs – in essence, capturing the delta. The reports are permanently attached to the task in the workflow for future reference. And by making it a require task in the workflow, you’re ensured that it always occurs.

    We believe this is a great alternative, and may be why there has not been much demand for a version set to version set compare feature.

  3. Admin said,

    August 8, 2018 @ 11:57 am

    With the publication of Phire v13.1.02 in spring of 2018, this feature has been added. In the “View Version/Migration Sets” page, accessible from the CR Object page, you now have the option to select two version sets to compare against each other. The prompt page also allows you to compare between version sets for different CRs.

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