Create a release

Create a snapshot of a product configuration or a baseline that you can use, for example, to package and ship to a customer, or use in integration testing.

If you are creating a release on a z/OS mainframe node, Dimensions CM automatically creates the target data sets, and you do not have to pre-allocate them. However, it is worth noting the target location so that you know where the files are stored.

PRIVILEGES Create Release

If the baseline for the release includes items that do not belong to the product, you might need additional privileges.

Be sure that you have permissions to create the directories on the workstation or server where Dimensions will create the directories.

To create a release:

  1. On the Baselines tab, click the Manage Releases button.

  2. On the Releases tab, click the New button.

  3. For Release ID, enter a name for the release. The name must be unique within the product. Dimensions CM does not record variants, versions, or revisions for a release, therefore make the name as specific as possible. For example:

    Release for USA

  4. If applicable, from the Release Template ID  list, select a template. The administrator creates release templates in the Administration Console.

  5. For Description, optionally add a description of the release.

  6. For Baseline to be Released, enter the name of the baseline from which you want to make the release, or click the browse button to select it.

  7. For Release Directory, do one of the following:

    • To select a release directory, click the Browse button, or type in an absolute path or path relative to the project root folder.

    • If this field is left blank the Release object will be created but no files will be transferred. This may be useful if the release is used as a basis for a delta release.

  8. If this is a delta release, select the Delta Release option, and for Previous Release, type the release name.

  9. Click OK. Dimensions CM sends an email notifying you when the operation is completed.

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