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SCM: What is the difference between and Active and Current Change Set

Leigh Light (33269) | asked Jul 10 '13, 10:41 a.m.
retagged Aug 14 '13, 12:56 p.m. by Te-Hsin Shih (2854)
 We are learning how to use Jazz SCM.  Could someone explain what the terms "Current" and "Active" applied to a change set mean when using SCM?


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Dinesh Kumar B (4.1k413) | answered Jul 10 '13, 10:53 a.m.
clm help describes them, here are quick links for your reference

here is an extract:
Any change set that has not been completed can be modified by operations such as check in, move, undo, and remove; and is said to be an active change set. Active change sets cannot be shared with other repository workspaces because they are not stable. In any workspace, there can many active change sets for a component, but only one can be the current change set.
specifically, the Change set life cycle would be interesting to you

hope this helps

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Bo Chulindra commented Jul 10 '13, 12:16 p.m.

The "current change set" is marked in the Pending Changes view with a smaller blue triangle:

When changes to a file are checked in, they are checked in to the current change set.

Geoffrey Clemm commented Jul 10 '13, 6:06 p.m.

Note that when you check in changes to a file that has previously been checked in to a change set that has not yet been completed, the check in will be against that non-completed change set, not to the current change set.

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