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Move files and folders between components and retain history

Lawrence . (59512) | asked Jul 01 '13, 10:49 a.m.
edited Jul 02 '13, 3:52 a.m. by Ralph Schoon (63.3k33646)
A development team wants to split a big component into several small ones, without losing the history of the files.
Is this possible? The work around from Enhancement 56504 is unclear. Thanks for helping.

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.1k33035) | answered Jul 02 '13, 10:10 a.m.
I've updated the description of Move files and folders between components and retain history (56504) to clarify the workaround.   In particular, I added to the description:

If you want to move an arbitrary file or folder from a "source" component to a "target" component, a workaround is to:
- create a new dummy Eclipse project in the source component
- move the file/folder into that dummy Eclipse project
- use MoveInRepository to move the dummy Eclipse project to the target component
- move the file/folder to where you really wanted it to go in the target component, and then
- delete the dummy Eclipse project from the target component.

If this does not provide sufficient clarity, please indicate what part of these instructions are not clear.
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Lawrence . commented Jul 05 '13, 5:53 a.m.

Hi Geoffrey, thanks for the update.

The procedure has succeeded, the user is now able to display the history of a file
in both components, before and after the move.

Do you know any restrictions on the use of this procedure ? Are there any?


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Dinesh Kumar B (4.1k413) | answered Jul 02 '13, 4:27 a.m.
edited Jul 02 '13, 5:07 a.m.
i would recommend raising a service request with IBM Support following this link:

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Heather Fraser-Dube (4512) | answered Jul 05 '13, 11:37 a.m.

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