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FIX: A file that is deleted from the source branch still exists in the target branch after you perform a merge operation in Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server
After you perform a merge operation in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, a file that is deleted from the source branch still exists in the target branch.
Note: This problem occurs only in special scenarios. For example, consider the following scenario:
• In Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server source control, you create a new folder, and then you name the new folder Trunk.
• In the Trunk folder, you create a new file, you name the new file File.txt, and then you insert a single line of text into the file.
• You check in the changes.
• You branch the Trunk folder as a new branch folder, you name the new branch folder Edit-branch, and then you check in the changes.
• You branch the Trunk folder as a new branch folder, you name the new branch folder Delete-branch, and then you check in the changes.
• In the Delete-branch folder, you delete the File.txt file.
• In the Edit-branch folder, you add another single line of text to the contents of the file.
• You merge the Edit-branch folder to the Trunk folder, and then you check in the changes.
• You merge the Trunk folder to the Delete-branch folder, and then you check in the changes.
Note If a conflict occurs, resolve the conflicts. To do this, click the option to discard the changes from the source branch.
• You check in the changes.
• You merge the Delete-branch folder to the Trunk folder.
• You check the File.txt file in the Trunk folder.
In this scenario, the File.txt file still exists in the Trunk folder. However, the expected behavior is that the File.txt file is deleted.
This problem occurs because an SQL stored procedure is called during the merge operation.
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