A source control provider is a piece of third-party software that enables you to share files among multiple users, improve security and quality, and track changes to shared projects. You can use the LabVIEW Compare Tool to display the differences between the local copy of a selected file and the version in source control.
Before beginning this task, make sure the computer on which you are running LabVIEW includes a source control provider.
Complete the following steps to configure a source control provider to use the LabVIEW Compare Tool as the default application to compare two versions of a file:
|-alias1||Changes the display name of the first file. You may consider changing the display name of the file if the filename is randomly generated. Specifying a meaningful display name helps you to keep track of the version of the file.|
|-alias2||Changes the display name of the second file. You may consider changing the display name of the file if the filename is randomly generated. Specifying a meaningful display name helps you to keep track of the version of the file.|
|-usePreferences||Specifies whether to use the default settings in the LabVIEW Compare Tool. The value for this argument can be only TRUE or FALSE. If you do not use this argument, the tool uses the default settings.|
|-exclude||Specifies the types of differences to ignore.|
|-newprocess||Opens the comparison in a separate window.|
For example, you can use the following command to configure the source control provider to use the LabVIEW Compare Tool.
"C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW Comms x.x\LabVIEW Compare.exe" $1 $2 -alias1 TestFile -usePreferences true -exclude Diagram.Comments -newprocess