Repository Operations

Using the Repository Browser you can add folders/directories, add files, commit a locally changed file, delete existing content, or download a file, or a directory as a Zip file. Use the respective icons that appear in the Info tab.

To delete content, you must check the box located at the far left of an element's row in the Info table. Select all elements you want to delete and click the Delete Selected Elements icon.

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You can use almost any Subversion client to access the Polarion repository from outside the portal. You can access the entire repository, or just certain projects. For this you need the URL of the portal repository and/or project folders within it.

By default, the repository root URL is shown in the Project Group Overview in the Repository Home topic. The URL for a project is shown by default in the Project Overview section of project Home pages. (Keep in mind that Home pages may be customized from the default, and may either show the repository URL elsewhere, or not at all. Consult your portal or project administrator if necessary).

Download a Folder

To download a local copy of a folder:

  1. Using links in Info and/or Path, navigate to the folder you want to download as a local copy.

  2. In Info, click the icon Download current directory as a zip.

  3. If necessary, move the downloaded zip file from your default download location to some other location and unzip it.

It's important to note that the above downloads only the data files and no Subversion metadata and control files. Consequently, the result is not a true SVN working copy that can be used with an external client. (The Repository Browser is not intended as a full-featured version control client. If you need such functionality, you should obtain and use one of the many available Subversion client applications.)

Download a File

To download a local copy of a file:

  1. Navigate to the head revision of the file in the Repository Browser and open it, so that you are viewing the file content.

  2. In Info, click the icon Download.

  3. If necessary, move the downloaded file from your default download location to some other location.

It's important to note that the above downloads only the file and no Subversion metadata and control files. Consequently, the result is not a true SVN working copy of the file that can be used with an external client. (The Repository Browser is not intended as a full-featured version control client. If you need such functionality, you should obtain and use one of the many available Subversion client applications.)

Commit a Modified File

To commit a locally changed file:

  1. Navigate to the head revision of the file in the Repository Browser and open it, so that you are viewing the file content.

  2. In Info, click the icon Commit.

  3. On the Commit File page, click the Choose File button, navigate to and select your local copy of the file.

  4. Optionally enter a commit message in the Comment field and click OK.

  5. Click the OK button on the Change confirmation page to complete the commit operation.

Add a Folder/Directory

To add a new folder to the repository:

  1. Using links in Info and/or Path, navigate into the folder that will be the parent of the folder you will add.

  2. In Info, click the icon Add directory.

  3. Enter a name for the new folder/directory. Optionally enter a comment to replace the default comment, then click OK.

  4. In the Change confirmation panel, click OK to complete the operation.

Add a File

To add a new file to the repository:

  1. Using links in Info and/or Path, navigate into the folder in which you will add a new file.

  2. In Info, click the icon Add file.

  3. Click Choose File, and in your system's file selection dialog navigate to and select the local file you wish to add.

  4. Optionally enter a comment to replace the default comment, then click OK.

  5. In the Change confirmation panel, click OK to complete the operation.

Note

You can only add one file at a time using the Repository Browser. If you need to add many files, use an external SVN client that has features for adding multiple files at once.

Delete Files or Folders

To delete one or more files:

  1. Use the links in Info to navigate into the folder containing the file(s) you want to delete.

  2. Check the box on the row of the file(s) to be deleted.

  3. In Info, click the icon Delete selected elements.

  4. Optionally add a comment and click OK.

  5. In the Change confirmation panel, click OK to complete the operation.

You can delete folders in the same way. Navigate into the parent folder, check the box next to the folder(s) to be deleted, and click the icon Delete selected elements.