Comparing Items

As you explorer the Sitecore content tree Razl will automatically load and start to compare items in both trees:

There are several basic symbols pairs in Razl when comparing an items. Each symbol :

 

 

Same - If no symbols are displayed both sides are considered the same.

 

 

 

 

Different - This pair are display when the items in each database contain different data in their fields. You can then choose which side to copy all field values from.

 


 

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Deleted - This pair are displayed when an item exists in one database but not in the other. The side that contains the item will display the red cross and allow you to remove it, the side that doesn’t contain the icon will display the black arrow and allow you to copy over.

 

Moved - An item that's moved will have this symbol next to its name:

The item that is out of position (i.e. in another location) will be in light grey. To see where each item exists click on the item itself and use the Field Information panels to see each sides path.


Controlling Comparison

By default Razl will compare all the fields on an item and all languages of that item, however it is possible to control which fields and languages are compared by Razl. This can be useful in scenarios where you might want ignore the updated date on an item or certain languages because they aren’t used.

Ignoring a Field

Follow the following instructions to ignore a field:

  1. Connect to a Sitecore instance

  2. Select and item in the Content Tree

  3. Using the Field Information pane find the field you wish to ignore

  4. Right click on the field and a context menu will appear:

  5. Click the Ignore Field option

When a field is ignored Razl will re-compare all loaded items and the fields name will have a strikethrough:

Unignoring a Field

Follow the following instructions to ignore a field:

  1. Connect to a Sitecore instance

  2. Select and item in the Content Tree

  3. Using the Field Information pane find the field you wish to ignore

  4. Right click on the field to unignore and a context menu will appear:

  5. Click the unignore Field option

Ignoring a Language

Follow the following instructions to ignore a language:

  1. Connect to a Sitecore instance

  2. Select and item in the Content Tree

  3. Using the Field Information pane find the language you wish to ignore

  4. Right click on the language and a context menu will appear:

  5. Click the Ignore Field

When a language is ignored Razl will re-compare all loaded items and the language name will have a strikethrough:

Unignoring a Language

Follow the following instructions to ignore a language:

  1. Connect to a Sitecore instance

  2. Select and item in the Content Tree

  3. Using the Field Information pane find the language you wish to ignore

  4. Right click on the language to unignore and a context menu will appear:

  5. Click the Unignore language option