Dimensions CM is a process management and change control system that helps you organize, manage, and protect your software development projects.
The Dimensions CM source configuration type is implemented as an external type.
To use Dimensions CM as an artifact source, select Dimensions from the Source Config Type list and then specify its properties. For information about creating components, see Create components.
Tip: Deployment Automation always takes the latest baseline during automatic import. Therefore, if there are three baselines A, B, and C (the latest), only C is imported. If you add baseline D, the system imports D, but not A and B. You have to manually import A and B.
Note: The Dimensions CM Source Config Type integration is not the same as the Dimensions CM plugin. Plugins are used in processes. For details, see Dimensions CM plugin.
Dimensions CM fields table
|Username||Dimensions CM username. For details about configuring process steps for impersonation, see Use impersonation to run processes.|
|Password||Password associated with the Dimensions CM username.|
Name of the Dimensions CM database. For example:
Name of the Dimensions CM connection to be used. For example:
A connection/session is required to send or receive commands to/from the database.
Server managing the Dimensions CM database. For example:
Location of the Dimensions CM managed artifacts. For example:
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
You can specify exact file path and file name combinations with one entry per line. For example,
You can specify wildcards to match directories and files
where the wildcard
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. For details on maintaining versions externally, see Import component versions.
|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 clear the Copy to Codestation selection 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. For details on maintaining versions externally, see Import component versions.