You can organize changes made to objects in change lists.
Change lists are displayed in the navigation area on the Change Lists tab page.
Object documentation that you create with the documentation editor is displayed as a separate object in the change list (Documentation for an Object ). To open the object for which the documentation was created, choose Related Object () from the context menu.
More information: Documentation Editor
There are different branches of change lists. Which branch an object is located in depends on the status of the object.
Change List Branches
Open change lists
Open change lists contain objects in status In Process.
As soon as a user saves an object for the first time, it is entered in an open change list. You can activate all objects from open change lists or just specific objects (see below).
Transportable change list
Transportable change lists contain active objects that can be released for transport.
Transportable change lists are only displayed if transport using the Change Management Service (CMS) is configured.
More information: Transporting Using the Change Management Service
Closed change lists
Closed change lists contain objects that have been released for transport.
If transport using the Change Management Service (CMS) has not been configured, then closed change lists contain all active objects.
You can restrict the display to just particular branches by selecting the relevant checkboxes in the header of the Change Lists tab page.
When a user edits an object, it is initially not visible to him (status In Process). In the navigation area, the icon is displayed next to the object. Only once the object is activated does it become visible for other users.
If the user edits an active object for a second time, the object is re-entered in the open change list when he or she saves the object. A new object version is then created. You can undo all changes to an object as long as you have not activated it. This also applies to deleting an object.
To activate all objects in an open change list, position the cursor on the change list and choose Activate () from the context menu. If you only want to activate a specific object, position the cursor on the object and choose Activate () from the context menu.
As soon as you activate an object in the Enterprise Services Repository, it can also be found in the Integration Directory by using input help (providing input help exists for the object concerned).
As soon as you activate an object in the Integration Directory, it is available at runtime.
If transport using the Change Management Service (CMS) is configured, active objects are placed in a transportable change list. If this is not the case, active objects are placed in a closed change list.
To undo changes made for all objects in an open change list, position the cursor on the change list and choose Delete () from the context menu. If you only want to undo the changes made to a specific object, position the cursor on the object and choose Reject Change () from the context menu.
The objects then disappear from the open change list.
To release all objects in a transportable change list for transport, position the cursor on the change list and choose Release for Transport () from the context menu.
If you choose the context menu option Close Without Transport, the objects are not released for transport and are put in a closed change list.
The Transportable Change Lists branch displays both transportable change lists and Transport Lists.
More information: Change and Transport Lists for CMS Transports
In the header of the Change Lists tab page you can show/hide a filter function (icon Open/Close Filter).
The filter function enables you to do the following:
● Display change lists of different users
You select a user from the dropdown list box. To display the change lists of this user, choose Display.
● Define which change lists (branch) are to be displayed
Select the corresponding check boxes.
If you choose Display Standard, the system only displays the open change lists of the logged-on user.
● Create multiple change lists for the user who is logged on
● Specify a default change list
The default change list is automatically used if you do not make any additional specifications. You can use the change list editor to define whether you want to use a change list as the default change list. To open the change list editor, position the cursor on the change list and choose Open () from the context menu.
● Display the change lists of other users and copy objects from change lists of other users.
To transfer a change list from another user to your user, position the cursor on the change list and choose Transfer () from the context menu.
You can only copy an object from another user's change list if that user is not editing the object at the same time.
● Move objects between change lists (of the same user) by using Drag and Drop
You use this function to group objects with dependent objects. This ensures that an object can always be transported with all the objects that it uses.
You can only move objects between change lists of the same software component version.
● Changing attributes of change lists