An introduction to StarTeam VCM tool
On this video we will demonstrate the following:
VCM Merge Types:
There are 3 types of merge operations and 1 compare operation in a VCM session:
You can only use 1 merge type for each VCM session but you can perform as many VCM sessions as you like in any order.
When to use each merge type:
Each of the VCM merge types is intended to be used in specific scenarios. Which merge type you choose for a particular VCM session depends on what you are trying to merge.
Use a Rebase merge to “catch-up” a child view with changes that have occurred in the parent view.
Use a promote merge to “deliver” changes in a child view to its parent.
Replicate simply allows you to duplicate your work across different view which does not necessarily have to be in the same project.
This simply allows you to compare the contents of one view against another, or between two different configurations of the same view.
Let’s take a look at the StarTeam client and open a vcm sessions. As you can see you can select your available merge option from the drop down menu,
Promote > Rebase > Replicate > Compare only
Lets looks at the compare only option < this will compare the source view against the target view.