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Version Control

Create a Version

When you deploy an application for the first time, you will be creating the first version of application. Once first version is published, further enhancements and changes to the application may be required. Version control (or archiving) helps you to manage the application’s life cycle and its evolution over a period of time.

It is recommended to create a new version before performing any changes to the existing version of application. One of the major reasons to maintain the version history is to not intervene users who are using a specific version.

To create application version,

  • Click Backup & Restore on left pane

  • Click Create New Version

  • Create new Version pop-up will appear on the screen. Provide a version name in the input field

  • Click Save. You can also reset the entered name by clicking Reset. You will get a success message stating, Current version of application has been archived. The version will now be visible under Archived Applications.

When an application version is created, you are required to provide a version/tag to the current set of sources and application-related database, screens, and functions (including events). The tag associated with this versioning is important as it helps in restoring that specific version at a later point in time, if required.

It is always recommended to follow a standard version numbering convention. Below are some of the popular conventions for your reference. You can also choose your own version numbering convention that suits your organization.

  1. Version x.y - In this convention, both ‘x' and ‘y’ are numerical values and are incremented over the previous version’s value. For example, MyApp v1.0 shall be followed by either MyApp v1.1 or MyApp 2.0, based on the nature of changes between the two versions. The number ‘x’ is usually referred to as the major version change number and 'y’ is referred to as the minor version change number.

  2. YYQn.x - In this convention, ‘YY’ represents the two digits of the calendar year value. ‘Q' is a constant that represents the calendar quarter in which this application is being versioned, and ‘n’ represents the actual quarter value ranging between 1 to 4. 'x’ is an incrementing number. An example of this convention is ‘22Q1.2’ which represents that the application was versioned in the year 2022’s Q1 and this is the second version of the same application in the said quarter.

Restore & Delete a Version

You can restore an older version of the application by following below steps,

  • Click Backup & Restore in left pane

  • You can access all the previously versioned or archived sources of the application under Archived Applications

  • To restore any specific version from the archives, click on the restore icon under Actions. You will get a success message stating, Application restored successfully

  • The restored version of application can be found in the workspace where original version exists. Name of restored application will contain the actual application name followed by “restored for version name & version number (if provided). You can modify the name if required and continue with application development using the restored version

To delete a version,

  • Click on delete icon under Actions. The version will be deleted successfully & will no longer appear under Archived Applications

Application version will continue to exist under Archived Applications irrespective of whether the restored application is deleted or not. Even if you have deleted a restored application, you can still go back to Archived Applications and restore the same version.


Version Control

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