A patch is a comparison between a release and a target repository in the database. Once a repository version has been released, you can create patches for this release.
When creating a patch, first an export is made of the target repository. Usually, this is the repository version of the release. Then, the patch (comparison) is created.
<Releases folder>\<Repository Version Code>_<release nr>_patch<patch_nr>.xml
C:\XML Repository Manager\releases\TRAVEL8_802A_patch2.xml
A generated XML patch can be transformed to a USoft Import XML document. This document can be used to apply the patch to a repository that is identical to the release. Actually, this is why it is called a patch.
The generated XML patch can also be transformed to a PDF report. This PDF difference report shows green inserted records, red deleted records, and blue updated records.
Currently, a patch can be applied in two ways. This may be enhanced in the future:
For more details, refer to: Task Sets.