Many organizations do not grant developers write access to the user acceptance test and production environments. Access to these environments is strictly controlled and granted only to administrators, production control personnel, or automated change management processes.
Only developers know which changes are ready to be moved into the test environment. The Change Management Export facility presents developers with a graphical view of the resources they manage and allows them to build a change management package. This package is then loaded into another environment by production control personnel or automated processes.
Note: Execution IDs and passwords cannot be imported or exported through the Change Management utility. A new Execution ID and password must be created on the selected system.
Only members of the BUE Managers group have access to the Change Management feature, which is available on the Resources tree as a node that contains two subfolders: Import and Export.
The steps required to create a Change Management Package are:
The zip file or the exported folder is then copied to the target environment and placed in the drive:\ibi\WebFOCUS_BUE82\WebFOCUS\cm\import directory. For convenience the CM zip file can be downloaded from the BUE using a web browser and similarly uploaded to the target BUE where its content can then be imported and accessed.
The Scenario Creation dialog box appears, as shown in the following image.
Now that resources are selected, click Save to save the scenario.
Only members of the BUE Managers group can import Change Packages.
This procedure assumes that a change management zip package has been previously created on another system, the Manager is signed in to the target BUE environment, and the CM zip file is available to the Manager.
If you receive a message stating that the resources in the Change Management Package are from a version that is below the minimum level, click OK and cancel the import.
You can recreate the Change Management Package using resources from a version that is greater than or equal to the version identified in the message.
The Import Package dialog box appears, as shown in the following image.
Add New Resource Only (do not replace). This option will only add new resources to the target environment. For newly created items, the Created On and Last Modified On fields will be updated with the time at which they were imported. To view the Created On and Last Modified On fields, right-click an item and click Properties.
If an item already exists in the target environment but is also part of the change management export package, the target resource will be left alone and the Last Modified On field will not be updated.
Add New and Update Existing Resources. This option will add new resources to the target environment if they do not exist and update existing resources if they already exist. For newly created items, the Created On and Last Modified On fields will be updated with the time at which they were imported. For updated items, the Created On value for the target will be retained, but the Last Modified On field will be updated with the time at which it was imported.
The other options on this panel are not used in BUE and can be ignored.