Viewing the change history of files or components

The change history of a file is a list of change sets. View the history of a file to see all the individual change sets that include the file, with the path name of the project in the repository.

Procedure

  1. To view the change history of a file, from either the Source Control panel or the z/OS UNIX Directory List, enter H next to the file and press the Enter key.
  2. The History panel displays who created the file, when it was created, and the Version ID of the file. You can take any of the following actions:
    1. View the change sets for a file by entering the character that matches the type of view needed in the change set action field. Press Enter after you enter the character.
      • To view the change sets for a file, enter V.
      • For ASCII mode, enter VA.
      • For UTF-8 mode, enter VU.
        Note: You can view the change sets in UTF-8 mode only if the Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) client is running on z/OS® 2.1.
      The View Change Set Details panel shows a list of files that are in the selected change set.
    2. To associate a work item with the change set, enter W next to the change set. On the Associate a Work Item panel, either enter a work item number or create a new work item.
    3. To dissociate a work item from the change set, enter U next to the change set. On the Associated Work Items panel, enter a forward slash (/) next to any work items to dissociate from the change set and press the Enter key.
    4. To compare a file that you select from the change set with the local version of the file in your sandbox, enter the character that matches the type of comparison in the change set action field. Press Enter after you type the character.
      • To compare the files, enter L.
      • To compare the files in ASCII mode, enter LA.
      • To compare the files in UTF-8 mode, enter LU.
        Note: You can compare the versions of in UTF-8 mode only if you are running the ISPF client on z/OS 2.1.
      The file from the change set is loaded to a temporary data set and opened in a compare session with the local file.
    5. Compare a file that you select from the change set with the previous version of the file by entering the character that matches the type of comparison in the change set action field. Press Enter after you type the characters.
      • To compare the files, enter P.
      • To compare the files in ASCII mode, enter PA.
      • To compare the files in UTF-8 mode, enter PU.
        Note: You can compare the versions of in UTF-8 mode only if the ISPF client is running on z/OS 2.1.
      The file from the change set and the previous version of the file are loaded to a temporary data set and opened in a compare session.
    6. To view the details of a change set, in the change set action field, enter CA and press the Enter key.
    7. View the check-in history of a file by entering CH and press the Enter key. The Check-in History panel lists the change sets that include the selected file. On the Check-in History panel, enter a forward slash (/) next to a change set to see a menu of actions. You can also enter one of the following actions:
      1. View the remote file in the repository by entering V in the action field. View the remote file in the repository in ASCII by entering VA in the action field. Either of the two actions opens the selected history version of the file.
      2. Load a checked in version of the file into your sandbox by entering L in the action field. This action loads the selected history version of the file into your sandbox, which replaces the version that is in your sandbox.
    8. View the history of a component that is affected by a change set by entering HC and press the Enter key. The Component History panel lists the change sets that were delivered for the component, who created the change set, when it was created. The panel also shows who added the change set to the component, and when it was added. On the Component History panel, enter a forward slash (/) next to a change set to see a menu of actions. You can also enter V in the action field to view the change set details.
      Note: If you enter a forward slash (/) next to a change set, V is the only action that is listed on the menu of actions.

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