Manage files in a deployment area

You can view files, compare file differences, and delete files in the deployment area. You can also deliver file changes to the stream or project in the repository.

Web client: Work with files in a deployment area

Follow these procedures to work with files in a deployment area in the web client.

Task Description
View the contents of a deployment area for a project or stream.
  1. In the web client's navigation pane, in the My Current Project/Stream tab, expand the Deployment Areas node.

  2. Expand the Stage node for the deployment area, and then expand the node for the area you want to view.

  3. Select a folder to view its files.

View the contents of a file.
  1. Click the name of a file in the content pane. The Open Area File dialog box opens.

  2. Click the Preview tab to view file contents or download a copy.

Streams only: Update files from the repository. Select one or more files and click the Update button.
Deliver files to the repository. Select one or more files and click the Deliver button.
Compare files in the area. Select one or more files and click the Show Differences button.
Delete files in the area. Select one or more files and click the Delete button.

MVS Areas

If you select a member in the content pane, you can perform the following operations:

Members Operations
Members that are under Dimensions CM control.

Browse.

Show properties.

Members that are not under Dimensions CM control.

Browse.

Show properties.

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Desktop client: Work with files in a deployment area

Follow these procedures to work with files in a deployment area in the desktop client.

View the contents of a deployment area for a project or stream:

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

  2. Expand the Stage node for the deployment area, and then expand the node for the area you want to view.

  3. Expand the folder tree to view details about item files, such as the revision and type of change. If the area is located on an MVS operating system, the available functions are limited.

  4. Right-click files to perform the following operations:

    Files Operations
    Files that are under Dimensions CM control.

    Synchronize (for projects only).

    Update.

    Deliver.

    Browse (using the editor assigned in the desktop client for its file extension).

    Compare.

    Merge (projects only).

    Show item history.

    Show item pedigree.

    Show item file properties.

    Files that are not under Dimensions CM control.

    Browse (using the editor assigned in the desktop client for its file extension).

    Show file properties.

  5. Right-click a folder to open the synchronize wizard and perform the synchronize (projects only), update, and deliver operations.

Note: Item files that do not belong to your current project/stream are displayed in gray. You can browse them and view their properties but cannot perform other operations with these files.

MVS Areas

If you right-click a member in this window, you can perform the following operations:

Members Operations
Members that are under Dimensions CM control.

Browse.

Show item history.

Show item pedigree.

Members that are not under Dimensions CM control.

Browse (using the editor assigned in the desktop client for its extension).

Show properties.

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