Update set use These procedures help you manage your customizations and resolve potential collisions before you move them to another instance. Before using update sets, review Get started with update sets to learn when to use and when not to use update sets, and how to plan the update process and avoid common mistakes. Then, create an update set and use it to make changes on a development instance. You can report on updates, merge update sets, and compare update sets to ensure the desired changes are ready to move. When the update set is completed, you can transfer the update set to another instance according to your test process. See Update set transfers for details. Create and select an update set as the current setCreate the update set you need for your customizations and select it as the current set.Select the current update set in System SettingsYou can change the current update set at any time, using the update set picker in the System Settings panel.View customizations and compare with current versionView the customizations that make up an update set and compare the update to the current version.Navigation between recordsYou can navigate between a customer update record and the customized object or the application file for the object.View a report on customizations and configuration changesThe base system provides reports for changes to the Incident table and changes by the current user.Merge update setsYou can merge multiple update sets into a single update set. This capability is supported for backward compatibility with earlier releases of the ServiceNow® platform. The newer batch update sets feature accomplishes the same outcome with a more predictable and robust solution. Compare local update setsAdministrators can preview local and remote (retrieved) update sets and compare the sets with one another to resolve conflicting changes.Mark an update set completeWhen you have completed the customizations and compared local update sets to resolve conflicts, mark the update set as Complete.Save an update set as a local XML fileAdministrators can export an update set as an XML file to save a specific version of an application or set of changes.