Dimensions CM

The Dimensions CM source configuration type is implemented as an external type.

Dimensions CM is a process management and change control system that helps you organize, manage, and protect your software development projects.

To use Dimensions CM as an artifact source, select Dimensions from the Source Config Type drop-down list box and then configure the type-specific fields described here. For information about creating components, see Creating Components.

Tip: Deployment Automation always takes the latest baseline during automatic import. Therefore, if there are three baselines A, B, and C, with C being the latest, only C would be imported. If you add baseline D, we will import D, but A and B will not be imported unless you manually import them.

Note: The Dimensions CM Source Config Type integration is not the same as the Dimensions CM plugin. Plugins are special integrations used in processes. For details on using the Dimensions CM plugin, see the Deployment Automation Integration Guide.

Dimensions Fields Table

Field Description
Username Dimensions CM user name. For information about user impersonation, see User Impersonation.
Password Password associated with the Dimensions CM user name
DB Name Name of the Dimensions CM database. For example:

cm_typical

DB Conn Name of the Dimensions CM connection to be used. For example:

dim14

A connection/session is required to send or receive commands to/from the database.

Server Server managing the Dimensions CM database. For example:

my-dim-server

Product Spec Location of the Dimensions CM managed artifacts. For example:

qlarius

Includes

Specify patterns to match files to include in the upload. You can match exact file paths and file names, or you can specify wildcards. The default value is **/*, for all directories and files.

You can specify exact file path and file name combinations with one entry per line. For example,

Maestro/RLM.jobs

Maestro/RLM.sched

You can specify wildcards to match directories and files where the wildcard ** indicates every directory and the wildcard * indicates every file. For example, the pattern dist/**/* would retrieve the entire file tree under the dist directory.

Excludes

Specify patterns to match files to exclude from the upload. You can match exact file paths and file names, or you can specify wildcards. See the examples in the previous table entry.

Use Latest Component Properties for Version Download

If this is selected, the current component properties are used to download this component's version artifacts in Versions > Artifacts. You should deselect this if the component's storage location or connection details have changed since the version artifacts you want to download were imported, so that the component properties that were set when the version was created are used instead. See Maintaining Versions Externally.

Copy to CodeStation

This option, selected by default, creates a tamper-proof copy of the artifacts and stores them in the embedded artifact management system, CodeStation. For optimal use of Deployment Automation, the check box should be selected.

If you deselect Copy to Codestation for this source configuration type, pointers to versions are saved in Deployment Automation rather than the versions themselves. This enables you to track the versions, but limits some functionality in Deployment Automation. See Maintaining Versions Externally.