Assign deployment areas

Assign a deployment area to a project/stream to copy the item files to that area when the item revisions have reached the corresponding stage in the GSL.

If you assign an area as the default, the files are automatically deployed when the item revisions are promoted to the stage.

Web client: Assign a deployment area

Assign deployment areas to your current project/stream in the Dimensions CM web client. You can edit or remove existing assignments for a deployment area.

PRIVILEGES: Assign Deployment Areas to Project/Stream.

To assign a deployment area to a project/stream:

  1. In the web client's navigation pane, in the My Current Project/Stream tab, select the Deployment Areas node.

  2. Click the Assign button. The Assign Area to the Current Project dialog box opens.

  3. Specify the following options:

    Field Description
    Area Select an area from the list.
    File path relative to area directory (Optional) Enter the relative path to use as the root folder for the project.
    Deploy by default Select this option to automatically deploy files to this area when the item revisions are promoted or demoted to this stage.

    Audit filter

    Select a filter from the list, or use the default filter assigned to the deployment area. For details about audit filters, see Deployment area filters.

    Caution: Make sure not to confuse audit filters with area filters. For details on how to use these filters correctly, see the Administration Console online help.

    Sequence order

    Enter a sequence for the order in which you want to run deployments to this area, or use the default order.

    For details about the rules for deployment sequences, see Set a deployment sequence.

    Populate area with project/stream contents Select this option if you want the appropriate item files to be copied to the area as soon as the project has been assigned to it.
  4. Click OK.

To edit a deployment area assignment for a project/stream:

  1. In the web client's navigation pane, in the My Current Project/Stream tab, select the Deployment Areas node.

  2. (Optional) Expand the Stage node for the deployment area, and select the area.

  3. Click the Edit Assignment button. The Edit Assignment dialog box opens.

  4. Modify the options and click OK.

To remove a deployment area assignment:

  1. In the web client's navigation pane, in the My Current Project/Stream tab, expand the Deployment Areas node.

  2. Expand the relevant Stage node. In the content pane, select a deployment area.

  3. Click the De-assign button in the toolbar. The De-Assign Area from the Current Stream/Project dialog box opens.

  4. To keep the item files in the location after the assignment is removed, select Remove files deployed from this stream.

  5. Click Yes.

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Desktop client: Assign a deployment area

Follow these procedures to assign or deassign deployment areas in the Dimensions CM desktop client.

PRIVILEGES: Assign Deployment Areas to Project/Stream.

To assign a deployment area to a project or stream:

  1. In the desktop client, in the My Current Project/Stream window, right-click the Deployment Areas node and select Assign area to project/stream. The Assign an Area to the Current Project/Stream dialog box opens.

  2. Select the area from the Area list.

  3. Select an audit filter from the Filter list, or use the default filter assigned to the deployment area. For details about audit filters, see Deployment area filters.

    Caution: Make sure not to confuse audit filters with area filters. For details on how to use these filters correctly, see the Administration Console online help.

  4. (Optional) in the File path relative to area directory field, enter the relative path to use as the root folder for the project/stream.

  5. To automatically deploy files to this area when the item revisions are promoted or demoted to this stage, select Deploy by default.

  6. To run deployments to this area in a particular order when there are other deployment areas for this project/streams, enter a Sequence order. Or use the default order. For details about the rules for deployment sequences, see Set a deployment sequence.

  7. If you want the appropriate item files to be copied to the area as soon as the project/stream has been assigned, select Populate area.

  8. Click OK.

To remove a deployment area assignment from a project/stream:

  1. In the desktop client, in the My Current Project/Stream window, expand the Deployment Areas node.

  2. Expand the relevant Stage node, right-click the area, and select De-assign area from project/stream.

  3. To keep the item files in the location after the assignment is removed, select Remove files deployed from this project/stream.

  4. Click Yes.

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