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What is Work Item Promotion ?


Amit Ghatge (192) | asked May 08 '18, 12:13 a.m.

I saw a term called Work Item Promotion. So what is Work Item Promotion ? and Why do we do work item promotion ?. I went through jazz pages but it made too complex for me to understand. So anyone can explain me what is it in a easy way

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Geoffrey Clemm (29.6k23035) | answered May 08 '18, 12:56 a.m.
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First of all, this feature is an "Enterprise Extension", which means it is only for mainframes like the IBM Z series machine.

On mainframes, for various reasons, it is common practice to "promote" derived files (files like object code and binaries built by a build tool), rather than just rebuild them (which is what is done in most/all builds for non-mainframe systems).
What work item promotion does is let you "promote" the derived files that are associated with the change sets that are linked to a given work item.
If you are a mainframe user, this will probably be obvious, and if you are not, you probably have no idea what this is talking about (:-).

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