Dimensions CM integration overview

The following overview explains how the integration works between Deployment Automation and Dimensions CM.

Dimensions CM integration example

All the information needed to communicate with Dimensions CM is embedded in the Deployment Automation application and component processes that use the Dimensions CM plugin.

The following diagram displays the flow of communication between Deployment Automation and Dimensions CM.

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Runtime communication

The communication between Deployment Automation and Dimensions CM proceeds as follows:

  1. Deployment Automation processes are configured for the Dimensions CM processes to be executed.

  2. When the Deployment Automation processes run, they invoke the Dimensions CM processes. The Deployment Automation processes must contain all connection details for the target Dimensions CM server, product, stream, or other entities.

  3. Deployment Automation requests information from Dimensions CM through SOAP service calls.

  4. The activity on the Dimensions CM server is initiated, and Deployment Automation polls the Dimensions CM server for the current job status.

  5. When the job status in Dimensions CM completes, either successfully or with a failure, the Deployment Automation process step that initiated the transaction completes.

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