Promoting a baseline

As work on your project progresses, and the quality and stability of the source files improves, you change the baseline's promotion level to reflect a level of testing that the baseline has passed.

In UCM projects, a promotion level is a baseline property that can be used to indicate the quality or degree of completeness of the activities and versions represented by that baseline.

To promote a baseline, do the following:

  1. In the Project Explorer, select the integration stream.
  2. Click File > Properties to open the integration stream's property sheet.
  3. Click the Baselines tab and continue as follows:
    1. In the Components box, select the component that contains the baseline you want to promote.
    2. In the Baselines box, select the baseline.
    3. Click Properties to display the baseline's property sheet.
    4. Select the new promotion level from the Promotion Level list.
    5. Click OK.
  4. Back on the Baselines tab, you can change the promotion level of another baseline by repeating steps a through e.
  5. Click OK.

After you promote the baseline, your next step is to recommend the baseline.