ActiveControl includes the ability to create Transport of Copies (TOC) of existing transport(s) to push to their test systems. This avoids the need to release the original transport until testing is complete, and can significantly reduce the number of transports moving beyond your test system to Production.
Transport of Copies within ActiveControl can be created in the Web UI or Windows GUI – either manually – or in an automated fashion as part of a Control point signoff.
Since ActiveControl 8.40, the configuration of an automated or manual TOC process is done via a combination of /BTI/TE_TOCONFIG and /BTI/TE_VAUTOCON tables. Full details of the TOC configuration – as well as some examples – can be found in this online Knowledge Article.
TOC object splitting
As part of the ActiveControl ‘Transport of Copies’ functionality, it is possible to split out the original transport into several separate TOCs based on the objects contained within the original transport. Setting up this object splitting is a two step process, as follows:
|1|| Create Groups for each of the TOCs that you want to create by populating table /BTI/TE_TOCOBGRP
In above screenshot, we intend to split out each transport into two TOCs, one for BRF objects, and one for everything else
|2|| Allocate what objects you want to allocate to each groups by populating table /BTI/TE_TOCOBJ
In above screenshot, we intend to create one TOC for the various BRF related objects, and one for everything else