Move artifacts

You may need to track a similar artifact in multiple areas. Rather than entering the same artifact twice, in different areas, you can copy or move an artifact to another project or another artifact type within the same project.

To use the Copy/move functionality, you must have permission to create artifacts in the destination project. You will be presented with an attribute mapping functionality to reconcile any attributes that have values in the source artifact but do not exist in the destination project or artifact type. Selecting the checkbox next to the attribute will copy or move the attribute value into a comment.

To move or copy multiple artifacts at once, you must first conduct a query that will return the artifacts you wish to move or copy. See Searching for artifacts for help on building queries. You can move/copy all of the resulting artifacts or select a subset to be moved or copied. To move or copy all resulting artifacts, do the following:

  1. Log in as a Domain Administrator and click the project from which you want to copy or move an artifact.
  2. Click the Project Tracker > Query Artifacts links. Enter the Artifact ID in the search box on the top of the page or click the "My Artifacts in this project" from the drop-down box placed next to the Artifact ID search box.
  3. Click the artifact which you would like to copy or move to some other project
  4. Click the Move Artifact or Copy Artifact button.
  5. On the page displayed, you can select the list of destination projects where you would like to copy or move the artifact and also specify the artifact type using the drop-down box provided.
  6. Click the Continue button.
  7. On the page displayed, enter the reason for the change in the Reason for change text box and click the Copy Artifact(s) button.

You will be redirected to new artifact created. Click the History tab to view the changes.

Note: If you try to copy or move an artifact created in any one of the five languages provided by CollabNet, that is; English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional, the history section of that artifact will display the changes made to the new artifact created in the source language of that project. For example, if you create an artifact, for example "S1" in a project that is using Japanese as the project language and move or copy this artifact to a project that is using Korean as the project language, the history section of the new artifact, for example "S2" created will display the changes made to the artifact in the form of an Old Value and New Value column in the source language of the project (Japanese) from where the artifact is being copied or moved, even though the destination artifact belongs to a project using Korean language.