Created On:  12 December 2011

Problem:

A new file is added to a Branch All Float View. If the file is promoted to the root view, the only Merge Action available is "ignore".

Resolution:

This is as designed. The reason for this, is to reduce the possibility of duplicate files within the StarTeam environment.

If the file was allowed to be promoted from the branch all float view, the promoted file would then float back down to the child view from which it was promoted. The result will be two files with the same name and object ID within the Starteam environment.

The recommended action is to create the file within the root view and allow it to float down to the child branch all float view. Any further changes made to the file within the branch all float view can be promoted successfully to the root view without any chance of duplicates being created.

Incident #2549827