Merge projects

Merge projects when you want to merge parallel developments.

For example, you might want to merge the Maintenance and Development, or a previous customization into the latest development release. Rather than merging at the item level, you can merge the projects, either into an existing project or into a new one.

Note: This option is not available for streams. For details of how to merge streams, see Work with streams.

PRIVILEGES: Add Item Revisions to Project, Remove Item Revisions from Project.

To merge projects into an existing project:

  1. Select Project > New > Merge Project.

  2. On the General tab of the Merge Projects dialog box, do the following:

    • For First Project Selector, select the first project that you want to merge.

    • For Second Project Selector, select the second project that you want to merge.

    • For Target Project Selector, select the project into which the first and second projects will be merged.

  3. To accept the default options for the remainder of the New Project wizard, select Finish. Otherwise click Next.

    • Select Branch if you want Dimensions to add a period before the new revision number for new item revisions created in this project.

    • Select Do not branch if you want Dimensions to increment the previous revision number by one for new item revisions created in this project.

    • Select Allow users to override default revision number if you want the user to be able to enter a different revision number from the one generated by Dimensions when creating new item revisions in this project

    • For Change Management Rules, select Use item type settings, Always enabled or Always disabled.

    • Select Request required to refactor to require the user to provide a request ID when they make refactoring changes to the project.

    For details, see Project options.

  4. Select or clear Use local stages.

    • If you select Use local stages, the stage of an item revision in this project/stream is not affected as a result of actioning even when stages in the GSL are associated with states in its lifecycle. The stage in this project/stream can only be changed as a result of promoting and demoting.

    • If you do not select this option, then when the state of an item revision is changed as a result of actioning, its stage in this project/stream will also be changed.

    Note:

    • After you have selected this option you cannot clear it.

    • If your project is using the Deployment Automation deployment model, this option is always on.

    For details, see Project options.

  1. Select Finish if you want to accept the default options for the remainder of the New Project wizard, otherwise click Next.

  2. On the Named Branches page:

    • In the list of Valid Branches, select any branches that are to be allowed when creating new item revisions in this project.

    • Select the default branch that you want Dimensions to use when automatically generating the revision number for item revisions created in this project.

  3. Click Finish to accept the default options for any attributes for project. Otherwise click Next.

  4. Enter any required attributes in the Attributes tab.

  5. Click Finish to complete the wizard.

    To view the summary, click Next. Then click Finish to complete the wizard.

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