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Hi all!

Our department has recently taken charge of all WebFocus matters for our company, and after a quick hand-over / training week we are now in charge!

At present all our programs are held in a DEV folder within the Websphere on our AS400. If we are to make any changes to a program, we copy the files and simply rename them to something slightly different, usually appending an X to the end. Once all the testing is complete we do a quick renaming exercise and the code is promoted into production.

It has now become a requirement to implement a proper Change Control process, which should prevent us developers from being able to change production code and only authorised users to be able to promote into production.

We have had a quick look through the manuals that were supplied and cannot find much at all. So does WebFocus have any built in Change Control functionality? How do you guys handle your Change Control?

Many thanks


WebFocus 765. iSeries v5r4
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Hi Mark,

There was a change control process introduced in 5.something but greatly improved in 7.1.3 (or so I hear). As far as I can tell it packages the change files into a zip file which is then distributed (ish). There must be some documentation on it somewhere.

The URL for version 7 is /ibi_apps/cm-login?IBIWF_language=en&

Good luck


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