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Merav Etzyon (71012) | asked Feb 12 '14, 6:44 a.m.
 We have our project area which is used for all products and projects.

We want to make some changes to this project area but want to make them on a side project area in order to verify they work.


These are major changes though.


Is there an option , after we did the changes and verified them, to update the production project area without doing the whole work over again?

sam detweiler commented Feb 12 '14, 7:17 a.m.

Only if you are using the shared process approach,

1. development project area (make changes here), extract process template
2. process template -> new project 'Anchor', share process space

3. new project, created with Unconfigured process (no personality of its own) 
    uses Anchor project process (gets personality from Anchor)

4. repeat steps 1 & 2 for new changes in template
change 'using process' in project 3. 

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Arne Bister (2.6k12832) | answered Feb 12 '14, 10:03 a.m.

as Sam mentioned, you need to share process. More details in article 1077.

If this answers your question please mark it as accepted.


Merav Etzyon commented Feb 13 '14, 5:07 a.m.

 Actually no. 

we already have a project area which is our production project area. 

i wanted to update it with some major changes we are doing but wanted to do it on a side project in order to make sure i am not missing or ruining anything. 
only after i will verify what i did i want to share those changes with the production project area.  (similar to the test schema we used to have in CQ). 

will it help if i will just copy the process configuration xml file?
is there another way to do that?


sam detweiler commented Feb 13 '14, 6:34 a.m. | edited Feb 13 '14, 6:35 a.m.

I have never been successful at copying the entire process xml.  I have copied pieces.

I used xmldiff to compare the two, got the diff, and copied those fragments.. made mistakes every time.

Arne Bister commented Feb 14 '14, 5:25 p.m. | edited Feb 14 '14, 5:26 p.m.


the article I mentioned above details how you
a) inherit your process from a master process area
b) can work on a clone of that master process until the new version is stable
c) then switch your project area over to that new version

This allows you introduce major changes and stabilize the new process version without disturbing the production project area.

Is this what you are looking for?

- Arne

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