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How can I work with Shared PA but only the Enumeration and Behavior and attribute customization can be different?

Rakefet Berger (43315) | asked Jun 16 '15, 3:40 a.m.

I have few PA in RTC which should have the same WI type, attributes, flow and presentation.
But he values of the Enumeration should be different from Project Area to Project Area.
Also the Behavior and Attribute Customization (such as value set) can be different.

What will be the best way to implement it?

Rakefet Berger

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sam detweiler (12.5k6195201) | answered Jun 16 '15, 7:50 a.m.
edited Jun 16 '15, 8:22 a.m.
each section of the process config has a checkbox called Final.

if that checkbox is on, then children projects cannot modify that section of the process config.

note that in most cases this is a very big area..

All types & attributes, all enumerations, all workflows.

once a child project modifies a section WITHOUT final checked,  that section for them becomes a copy,
and any changes done later in the parent are not seen by the child.
you CAN set final later, and immediately all children that modified  a section will immediately LOSE any modifications they have done. it is NOT a merge.. its either parent or local.

workitems created WHILE changes are enabled, will be weird if final is turned on later.  you cannot delete attributes, or workitem states.. For example, you add a tab and some attributes as part of a presentation, then the parent disables the ability to do that.. poof the layout disappears and the variables disappear on the web, and move to the custom tab in Eclipse.

one of the more intriguing things to debug is the final flag effect. cause child projects are still allowed to EDIT the process area in many cases.. and SAVE their changes..  but nothing happens!.. its really a strange effect.. cause there have been bugs in the past that behave the same way,.

now, for limited changes.. enums, attributes and presentations only, there is support for local project support, if you use the right config setup.
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Rakefet Berger commented Jun 16 '15, 8:16 a.m.

 Thanks alot

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Rakefet Berger (43315) | answered Jun 16 '15, 8:16 a.m.
 Thanks alot

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