How to Define a Task Set


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To be able to define a task set, first make sure that all task set "components" that you need are defined, in terms of repository versions, releases, baskets, comparisons, and release comparisons.


If you plan to use task sets with USoft 7.0/7.1 repositories, you have to specify the Task Sets – us7path setting in the Folder Locations window once. For example:

C:\Program Files\usd70

To define a task set:

1. From the Repository Manager menu, select Define, Task Sets.

The Task Sets window opens.


You can also open the Task Sets window from the Configure tab of the catalog.

2. Specify a unique Name for the task set, and optionally a Description.

For example: Export TRAVEL repositories, with description:

Exports today's Development, Test, and Acceptance versions of the Travel Agency.

You can now define tasks in the related box. For each task:

3. Choose a task Type from the dropdown list.

A task can be a Compare, Create, Export, Flat Files, Import Into, Open, Task Set, and XML View task. For more information, refer to: Tasks within a Task Set.

4. In the On field, specify the repository type (Definer, Authorizer, BenchMark, or Application).

This does NOT apply to Flat Files , Task Set and XML View tasks.

5. Specify a Host Repository, and other fields as follows:



Host Repository




[ deduced ]

Where the comparison is performed

Comparison or

Release Comparison



Repository Type or Application

For which all tables are



Drop Tables [No],

Create From

[ Database]


Repository Type or Application

To be exported


Release, Basket

Flat Files

( N.A. )

For which flat files are created


Flat File Action [All]

Import Into

Repository Type or Application

Into which the comparison is imported

Comparison or

Release Comparison

Include Commit [No]


Repository Type or Application

For which a USoft application is opened



Task Set

( N.A. )


Task Set


XML View

( N.A. )


For which the XML repository is opened


Comparison or

Release Comparison


6. Optionally, you can make a task inactive by setting the Active field to No.
7. For a Create, Flat File, or Import Into task, click the Task Details button, to specify optional details.
8. Save your changes.
9. Click the Create Batch File button to create an MS-DOS batch file on disk.