Before you create a patch for
a release, the release must have been exported.
To define and create a patch
for a release:
||From the Repository Manager menu, select Define, Releases.
The Releases window
||Perform a query that retrieves the release for which you want
to create a patch.
You can also open the release from the catalog, by
double-clicking on the name.
||Check that this release has been exported.
The Released field contains the date and
time of this release.
||In the bottom part of the window, define a Patch Nr.
This can be any number or
code, up to 8 characters long. As a suggestion, you could use any
of the following codes:
3, alpha, security, 20100530.
||Define a Target
Almost always, this will be
the Repository Code of the
||Optionally, set the USoft Import XML field to Yes if you want
to generate an Import XML document that can be used to apply the
patch to a repository that is identical to the release.
These manipulations can then
be executed in the Definer of a repository that is exactly
identical to the release.
Executing these manipulations is at your own risk.
||Optionally, set the PDF Report field to Yes if you want to
generate a difference report in PDF format.
The patch is now listed on
the Manage tab of the
catalog, under the release.
||Click the Create Patch button.
An export is made of the
target repository. Then, the patch (comparison) is created, and the
Created field is set to
the current date and time.
||You can click the View
Patch button to view the patch in an external editor.