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Consolidation runtime system purpose

Hi Pals,

I am defining runtime system for DEV and QTS in a NWDI track

Should I choose consolidation also like developement and test under runtime systems?..if not ,in which case the consolidation to be chosen.

Thanks a ton

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    Jul 07, 2011 at 06:34 AM

    Hi Daniel,

    I can't really tell you when to choose consolidation for runtime system, but I can surely tell you the effect it will have. Since I have dealt with the same questions in my present scenario.

    When developers develop and release their tasks/activities in NWDS, each task/activity it comes to consolidation tab in the sequence in which the developers releases it. When you do the import this activity into consolidation, then only the specific activity (which may be a code change in a DC-development component) gets imported into the consolidation system. So, you need to setup a consolidation runtime system only if your project is looking at testing the code individually, which I doubt.

    But, if you don't assign a runtime system here, then after import into consolidation tab is completed, the activity will go and sit in the assembly tab inside the software component that contains the DC that was changed/developed. At this stage, when you assemble the software component, then all such activities sitting in that component and waiting for assembly are in fact assembled, so you now get a software component that is consistent by having all the developments assembled together.

    It makes sense to only send an assembled SC to the test system so that you can test the component properly. If you setup a runtime system in consolidation tab, then there is not much use of sending in the individual DCs to a consolidation system as the testing environment there would not be very consistent.

    Mostly, the consolidation tab simply updates the consolidation buildspace in your CBS.

    My suggestion is to leave consolidation empty. Setup Q as runtime system for Test.

    Regards,

    Shitij

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