Synchronize two versions

When you synchronize two versions, you compare a source version with a target version to identify the changes made in the source version that could be applied to the target version.

To synchronize two versions:

  1. In the Dynamic Release Management window, right-click the source version and select Synchronize With... .
  2. In the Select Target Version dialog, select the target version and click OK.
    Note: Optional: A message may be displayed asking if you want to open the Synchronization perspective. Click OK.
    IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop switches to the DRM Synchronization perspective if it is not open. The DRM Synchronization view shows the changes in the source version that could be added to the target version. For example:
    The next steps depend on the types of changes identified during the merge:
    • New objects added to a version: All objects that were added to a source version and are not in the target version are listed with the plus sign icon () in the Changes in source section of the Synchronization Tree. To add the object to the target version, see Add objects to a version.
    • Modified source objects that can be automatically merged: All objects that were modified and for which the changes can be merged automatically are displayed in the Changes in source folder with the () icon. To automatically merge these objects, see Automatically merge modifications.
    • Conflicts: Objects for which there are changes that cannot be merged automatically are listed in the Conflicts folder. These objects must be opened in a compare editor and each change must be manually accepted or rejected. To manage conflicting objects, see Manage conflict.
    • Modified target objects that can be reverted: All objects that were modified in the target version but not in the source version and that can be reverted to the source version are displayed in the Changes in target folder with the () icon. To revert these objects, see Revert an object to the source version.