Libraries Overview

In the Libraries module, you define a hierarchical libraries tree to create and manage your libraries. A library represents a set of entities in a project and the relationships between them. The entities in a library can include requirements, tests, test resources, and business components.

After you create a library, you can create a baseline to keep track of changes made to your project over time. A baseline is a snapshot of the library at a specific point in time. You can compare baselines at all stages of the application development lifecycle.

Viewing baseline history enables you to track changes made to individual entities in your library over time. As development continues, you can view and compare all versions of an entity that are stored in a baseline.

You can also import a library. Importing a library enables you to reuse and share an existing set of entities. As development continues, you can compare and synchronize libraries. For details, see Imported Libraries Overview.

ALM Editions: Imported library functionality is available for ALM Edition and Performance Center Edition only. For more information about ALM editions and their functionality, see ALM Editions. To find out what edition of ALM you are using, ask your ALM site administrator.

Creating and managing libraries and baselines requires appropriate user permissions. For details, refer to the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management Administrator Guide: Managing User Groups and Permissions.

This section also includes:

For task details, see How to Use Libraries and Baselines in ALM.