Create a baseline scoped by design part

Use this operation to mark a milestone and create a snapshot of a project/stream based on a design part structure.

Caution: Avoid creating more than one baseline at a time. If you create multiple baselines simultaneously, you may corrupt the baselines and they will not contain the correct data.

PRIVILEGES: Create Baseline.

To create a baseline:

  1. In the desktop client, select File > New > Baseline.

    Or right-click a top-level design part, and choose New Baseline. For more information, see Select a design part.

  2. In the New Baseline dialog box, in the General tab, specify the following details:

    Field Description
    Create baseline from design part

    Enter a part specification for the parent design part to scope of the baseline, or browse to find the part.

    If you are creating the baseline from a design part, this field is prepopulated.

    Product Select a product with which the baseline will be associated. If you are creating the baseline from a design part, this field is pre-populated.
    Baseline ID

    Enter a name or label for the baseline. The name must be unique within the product.

    Type Select a baseline type. The available types are defined in the Administration Console.
    Template Release or archive baselines only: From the Template list, select a template.
    Part Levels

    To include items from all design parts below the parent, select All.

    To specify the number of levels in the design part hierarchy from which to include the items, select From Top to Level and enter an integer value.

    For example, enter "1" to include only items related directly to the selected design part. Enter "2" to include items related to the next immediate subordinate design part.

  3. Select the Relationships tab and specify the following details:

    Field Description
    Requirements / Requests

    Select on what to define the baseline, Requests or Requirements.

    Then use the browse button to select one or more requirements or requests whose related items are to be included in the baseline.

    Note: The specified requirements or requests only affect the content of the baseline if you have selected a request baseline template. If you have selected an item baseline template, the requirements or requests will merely be related as In Response to the baseline, and will have no effect on the items to be included in the baseline.

    Traverse Relationships

    Keep this option selected to include item revisions for all requests related to the listed Dimensions CM requests.

    Clear this option to exclude item revisions for other requests related to the selected Dimensions CM requests.

    Include closed requests Select this option to include items related to closed requests.
    Include item revisions related as Info to requests Select this option to include item revisions related as Info.

    Note: All items related to a request as In Response To will be included even if they are not in the project/stream specified in the Projects list.

  4. To set user-defined attributes, select the Attributes tab and complete any required fields.

  5. Click Create.

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