Compare lets you compare data values against a base case. You can choose what to compare the data against: a different version, a previous version of the current module, a list, or a time period.
Color-coding quickly identifies problem areas. The default color / status combinations are:
Green = better
Red = worse
Blue = changed / neutral
Grey = unchanged
When a comparison is displayed, the top-right of the screen shows a check box displaying the name of the options chosen. Clearing the check box will cause the comparison to be discarded and you'll return to your base data.
Setting up a comparison
Click the Compare icon.
The Compare dialog displays.
Select a Comparison Base, either Previous Version or Specific Base.
If Specific Base, choose a List Member.
Select a Comparison Mode, you can choose from:
Values: show the values
Difference: show the difference, compared with the base-case values.
Percentage: show the values as a percentage of the base-case values.
Percentage Difference: show the percentage difference compared with base-case values.