Merging Packages

You can generate a new package by merging two or more existing packages. This is useful if you want to generate a single package consisting of certain package lines contained in separate packages.

To merge two packages:

  1. Log on to PPM.

  2. From the menu bar, select Open > Administration > Open Workbench.

    The PPM Workbench opens.

  3. From the shortcut bar, select Deployment Mgmt > Packages.

    The Package Workbench opens.

  4. On the Query tab, click List.

    The Results tab lists all of the existing packages.

  5. Select the packages to merge.

    To select nonadjacent rows, use the Ctrl key. To select adjacent rows, use the Shift key.

  6. On the Results tab, click Merge.

    The Merge Package window opens to the Options tab.

  7. In the New Package Number field, you can either leave the generated package number, or type a different unique package number.

  8. In the Workflow field, you can leave the default workflow name, or select a different one in the auto-complete list.

  9. On the Options tab, select Yes or No for the listed options.

  10. Click OK.

    The Package Workbench prompts you to indicate whether you want to edit the new (merged) package.

  11. To edit the package, click Yes. To save and close the package, click No.