How do I clone a New VCM Merge Type From One Server Configuration to Another?

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Problem:

How do I clone a New VCM Merge Type From One Server Configuration to Another?

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  • Product Name: StarTeam
  • Product Version: 2008 R2
  • Product Component: View Compare/Merge
  • Platform/OS Version: Windows


To clone a newly created VCM merge type from one server configuration to another, follow these steps,

  1. Use the Server Admin tool to create the merge type completely for one server configuration, then click Save.



  2. On the second server configuration, use the Server Admin tool to create the merge type by name only, based on the same VCM default merge type, such as Default. Click Save.

  3. Use the Server Admin tool to specify which projects use the new merge type and click Save.

  4. From the StarFlow Extensions project on the first server configuration, check out:
    StarFlow Extensions/Projects/custom.vcm.xml.



  5. Copy the information between the "customVCMType name" tags for this merge type and save it to the clipboard or another file.

  6. From the StarFlow Extensions project on the second server configuration, check out:
    StarFlow Extensions/Projects/custom.vcm.xml.

  7. Replace the information between the "customVCMType name" tags in this file with the information you saved to the clipboard or file.

  8. Save the file and check it in.

Cloning information from one custom.vcm.xml to another is slightly different. It assumes that you have a custom.vcm.xml in both servers and can paste the sections about merge types from one to the other. However, the XML files also contain information about the project and view structures for each server configuration and this information cannot be cloned. If you simply check the custom.vcm.xml from one server configuration’s StarFlow Extensions project into another server configuration’s StarFlow Extensions project, you get error messages when you run VCM.


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