Merging z/OS component versions#

Two or more z/OS component versions can be merged from a snapshot into one component version to simplify the deployment to the next environment. Merging component versions in this way avoids deploying intermediate programs into production.

Note the following items when you merge z/OS components.

Merge z/OS component versions workflow

  1. Create a snapshot from an new or existing environment.

  2. Add or delete versions in the snapshot's Component Versions view. The Component column lists the merged artifacts from all the selected versions. The Versions column displays all the versions that contain the artifacts.

  3. From the Actions menu, click Merge for the selected components and supply a name for the merged version. Click Save. A new version is created from the merged content of the selected versions.

  4. In the Artifacts view, click Show SYS properties. The source version name and ID are displayed.

    Snapshot Merge for Components

The following outcomes apply to merged versions.

Parent topic: Creating z/OS component versions