Building upon the existing Merge functionality, Consolidate merges executions and then removes the original components to save space and reduce the amount of data being stored. Consolidation greatly reduces the amount of data stored over time and is especially useful for remote collections. This feature can be used to consolidate all coverage to a single execution before synchronizing that data with Code Central, greatly reducing data transfer requirements. Consolidate option is available from both the GUI and the command line interfaces.
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