Delivering change sets in the DM application

After you finish adding artifacts or making changes to artifacts in a change set, you can deliver that change set to the stream to make the changes available to anyone who uses the stream. You can deliver only one change set at a time.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that you are familiar with project areas, baselines, streams, and change sets (if supported).
  • Ensure that you are logged in to a project.
  • You must have permission to deliver change sets.
  • In some projects, an administrator might require you to link change sets to work items that are approved (as defined by the application that manages work items). If this option is enabled, review the work item to ensure that this condition is met before you deliver the change set.

About this task

An administrator can prevent unauthorized changes to artifacts by requiring you to link change sets to work items or change requests that have at least one approval. The governance of your project or organization determines when this option is enabled. For example, at the start of a project or release, the option might not be enabled so that team members can easily deliver many changes. Toward the end of a milestone or release, the option might be enforced so that only authorized changes are delivered. Dependent change sets must also be linked to approved work items.

Procedure

  1. You can deliver change sets to a stream in different ways:
    • If the configuration is set to the change set to deliver, on the toolbar, click Current Configuration > Deliver Change Set.
    • If the configuration is set to the stream that contains the change set to deliver:
      Note: To switch to the stream that contains the change set, on the toolbar, click Current Configuration > Switch, and search for the stream.
      1. Click Current Configuration > configuration name.
      2. In the configuration editor, click the Change Sets tab.
      3. In the Actions column beside the change set, click Deliver change set.
  2. Follow the prompts that are shown and complete the steps in the wizard.

Results

The changes are now available in the stream and are visible to team members who use the stream.

If you are working in a personal stream, after you deliver the change set, it is automatically removed from your personal stream, and your current configuration is set to the global configuration that the personal stream was created from.

What to do next

You can now deliver those change sets to another stream. You can either deliver all the change sets or only selected change sets from one stream to another.


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