Version branch management
In the Administration Console, manage version branches to define, change, and delete valid version branch names in a base database.
About version branch names
A valid version branch name is a permitted branch that users can select when performing a command that assigns a version to a new item revision.
In the Version Branch Names section of the Administration Console, define valid version branches so that you can then make them available to a specific project using the desktop client, web client, command-line interface, or ISPF client. When users add, check out, revise, or edit a revision from the project, they are allowed to select a version branch.
For a stream, a single branch name is assigned and used for all new item revisions in the stream. When you create a stream, you can either assign an existing branch name or create a new branch.
For projects, the use of version branch names is optional. For streams, every stream must have a branch name.
Guidelines for managing version branches
The following rules and guidelines apply to version branches:
To manage version branch names, you need the Manage Version Branch Definitions privilege.
To manage version branch names, you need to be in the ADMIN group or have the Product Manager role.
You cannot delete a version branch name that is used to label any item pedigree trees.
To delete a currently used version branch name, you can use the Remove Version Branch (
RMVB) command with the
/FORCEqualifier. For details, see Command-Line Reference.
If you have installed the separately licensed Dimensions CM Replicator, for branch details specific to Replicator, see Administration.
To open the Version Branch Names section, go to Administration Console > Configuration Object Management > Version branch names. For details, see Version Branch Names main window.