Comparing Mapping Sets
The content of two Mapping Sets can be compared and the user is able to inspect the differences in a table. Mapping Sets are compared in terms of Base and Target Mapping Sets in order to define additions, removals, and changes. To execute a Mapping Sets compare, navigate to
Tools > Compare Mapping Sets....
Compare Mapping Sets main menu option
The menu opens the Compare Mapping Sets Wizard where the Base and the Target Mapping Sets can be selected from a pick-list. Users can also select the necessary attributes to be considered in the comparison.
Compare selection wizard
A Summary section at the top displays the overall statistic of the comparison, which can be collapsed. The summary part - as well as the Explanation Column below - determines the status of the given mapping according to the selected Base Mapping Set.
Map Compare results
Identical mappings can be filtered out by clicking on the
Hide identical mappingsbutton in the top-right corner of the editor.
The editor toolbar also offers the
Generate new Concept Map from the Same membersbutton, which enables users to generate a new Mapping Set from the Map Compare results.
The action reveals a wizard where the new Mapping Set properties can be specified. Optionally, users can also carry over comments to the generated Mapping Set by ticking the
New Mapping Set wizard
Export the compare results separated by semicolon to a text filebutton is also available in the editor, which enables users to export the necessary information from the Map Compare results.
Concept Map Compare Export Wizard