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Not able to accept a changeset in a baseline by command


samuel wang (321723) | asked Aug 14 '14, 9:31 a.m.
edited Aug 20 '14, 4:47 p.m. by Stephanie Taylor (24115)
I am not able to accept a changeset in a baseline, see the steps & results:
C:\dataRTCAdmin>lscm list changesets -b 5483 -C RTCComponent2 -w RTCStream
Change sets:
  (5478) ----$ user2 "test" 13-Aug-2014 09:55 AM
  (5474) ----$ user2 "test" 13-Aug-2014 09:53 AM
  (5480) ----$ admin "Initial for RTCComponent2" 13-Aug-2014 09:18 AM

C:\dataRTCAdmin>lscm list changesets -w RTCStream
Change sets:
  (5478) ----$ user2 "test" 13-Aug-2014 09:55 AM
  (5477) ----$ user1 "test" 13-Aug-2014 09:55 AM
  (5476) ----$ user1 "test" 13-Aug-2014 09:54 AM
  (5474) ----$ user2 "test" 13-Aug-2014 09:53 AM
  (5479) ----$ admin "Initial for RTCComponent1" 13-Aug-2014 09:22 AM
  (5480) ----$ admin "Initial for RTCComponent2" 13-Aug-2014 09:18 AM

C:\dataRTCAdmin>lscm status
Workspace: (5452) "RTCWorkspace" <-> (5468) "RTCStream"
  Component: (5472) "RTCComponent1"
    Baseline: (5475) 1 "Initial Baseline"
    Incoming:
      Change sets:
        (5477) ----$ user1 "test" 13-Aug-2014 09:55 AM
        (5476) ----$ user1 "test" 13-Aug-2014 09:54 AM
  Component: (5471) "RTCComponent2"
    Baseline: (5473) 1 "Initial Baseline"
    Incoming:
      Baselines:
        (5483) 2 "user2-0813"

C:\dataRTCAdmin>lscm list changesets -w RTCWorkspace
Change sets:
  (5479) ----$ admin "Initial for RTCComponent1" 13-Aug-2014 09:22 AM
  (5480) ----$ admin "Initial for RTCComponent2" 13-Aug-2014 09:18 AM

C:\dataRTCAdmin>lscm accept changeset -c 5474    ( accept this changeset into RTCWorkspace)
Problem running 'accept':
Specified alias or UUID "changeset" is either not found or is invalid.

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Winston Enos (33116) | answered Aug 14 '14, 10:57 a.m.
edited Aug 14 '14, 11:13 a.m.
samuel wang,

As to your specific problem, you don't put 'changeset' in the 'scm accept' command, you just provide the '-c' context and the alias so it knows to refer to a changeset. The error indicates that you are literally trying to accept something with an alias/UUID of 'changeset' and not the alias string you want.

For CLI use, I would heavily recommend against using aliases, they are nice shorthand if you are interactively using the CLI as an end-user, but for scripting they are not reliable.

First, I've seen (with RTC 4.0.3 at least) no aliases given when the number of returned objects from a 'scm' call is too large. Second, as the documentation states at https://jazz.net/help-dev/clm/topic/com.ibm.team.scm.doc/topics/c_scm_cli.html, "Aliases are unique to a sandbox. You cannot share them with other team members. You cannot list them. They are not persistent over long spans of time (any alias can be re-used to refer to another object after the set of unused aliases has been exhausted)."

I would recommend you use UUIDs everywhere, they are permanent and dependable. Every scm command you run "scm.exe --show-uuid y <command> <args>' and work with the UUIDs, they are always prepended with an underscore.
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samuel wang commented Aug 14 '14, 11:21 a.m.

Thanks a lot, I remember clearly I tried with UUID, got same error,  but I tried with UUID today, it works, it is so strange.


Winston Enos commented Aug 14 '14, 11:35 a.m.

samuel wang,

FYI, I had to update my comment, I didn't read closely the command syntax you were using that the end. The command should work with an alias, it was just malformed.

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