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New Help for Battle Decision in Repos: Merge, Rebase and Pull

At Databricks, we’re dedicated to simplifying the developer expertise and are thrilled to unveil further Git capabilities in Databricks Repos. Customers can now run Git merge and Git rebase and resolve merge conflicts immediately from the Repos UI.

New Operations: Merge & Rebase

Every operation is a option to mix the commit historical past from one department into one other department; the one distinction is the technique it makes use of to realize this. For freshmen, we advocate utilizing merge at first, as a result of it doesn’t require drive pushing to a department and subsequently doesn’t rewrite commit historical past. Rebase offers a cleaner undertaking historical past, however rewrite that historical past, which might result in points. Databricks permits groups to decide on what works finest for them. To be taught extra concerning the variations between the methods, please see Atlassian’s documentation on the topic.

Merge & Rebase

What Causes Merge Conflicts?

Merge & Rebase Operations

Throughout a merge or rebase, a merge battle is encountered when Git can’t routinely mix code from one department into one other. Typically two folks have modified the identical line of code and subsequently it’s unattainable to routinely resolve which one ought to be stored. Merge conflicts require handbook decision earlier than a merge or rebase may be accomplished.

Pull Operation

A pull operation pulls commits from a distant department to an area one. A pull operation may be run even whereas a consumer may need uncommitted, excellent adjustments. Which means that if the uncommitted adjustments battle with the commits being pulled from distant, the end result might be a merge battle that wants resolving.

Pull Operation

Learn how to Resolve Merge Conflicts

You probably have a merge battle, the Repos UI offers instruments to resolve them:

  1. Manually Resolve Conflicts: Use the code editor to take away battle markers and edit the file as wanted, then click on the “Mark as Resolved” button.
    Merge Conflicts
  2. Maintain All Present or Take Incoming Modifications: One other method of resolving merge conflicts is to let Git edit the file for you. If the entire adjustments from one department or the opposite is desired, the dropdown choices can be utilized to Maintain all present adjustments or Take all incoming adjustments.Merge Conflicts
    • Tip: Confused about which possibility to select? The colour of every possibility matches the respective code adjustments that it’s going to hold.

At any time, if the adjustments weren’t desired, the “Abort” button can be utilized to abort the method and undo all the things. As soon as all conflicts are resolved, click on the “Proceed Merge” or “Proceed Rebase” choice to resolve the battle and full the operation.

For extra info, see Git operations in Databricks.


Databricks continues to innovate to offer highly effective and user-friendly instruments for information scientists and engineers. The brand new Git merge, Git rebase and battle decision options in Repos make collaboration more practical and seamless, additional enhancing the developer expertise. Able to get began? Attempt operating a merge or rebase operation inside Databricks or dive deeper into the Databricks Repos documentation to be taught extra.

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