With the latest release of HCL’s VersionVault Express, getting started with a UCM (Unified Change Management) project has never been easier. During the development lifecycle of a UCM project, developers must complete tasks, such as implementing stories or fixing defects. Activities track the progress for a task while it is being completed. Just create an activity for the task at hand, set that activity in your stream, and any changes made to the stream will be tracked by that activity.

Before you can make any changes to files under version control, an activity must be set. You can create an activity using the New Activity button, located at the top right of every stream’s page. Once an activity has been created, it can be set using the drop down located next to the button. The title of the current activity is always displayed in the collapsed dropdown, so the developer always knows what activity they are making changes under.

After setting an activity, developers can start making changes to the files and folders in their stream. If a developer wants to shift their focus to a different task, they can easily create or set a new activity for whatever they are doing. All changes checked in to version control are tracked by the set activity, and will show up in that activity’s changeset.

By switching to the Activities tab on a stream’s page, the developer can review all the changes that were made under each activity. Clicking the Review button on an activity will display every file or folder that has been changed while that activity was set. Expanding an item in the list will compare the current state of the item with its state when the activity was created, also known as the changeset predecessor. When the developer wants to deliver their code, they can see exactly what was changed under each activity, and choose which activities to deliver.

If the developer wants to review a certain version of an element instead then can click on an activity in the activity list. The activity is expanded and the developer is presented with the changeset for that activity. Each entry in the changeset represents a different version of a file or folder that was changed under the selected activity. The developer can click on a file in the changeset to view that version of the file. It is also possible to compare any version of a file with its immediate predecessor, or with its changeset predecessor. This can be done by using the Compare With dropdown on the item the developer wishes to review.

In the Activities tab the set activity is always displayed above the rest of the activities. Activities can be set or deleted from here as well.

Check out the documentation for more here

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