A branch node is typically used to represent a minor update to a version of a system,
the system usually being the AUT.
A branch node is a record of a change to a given entity represented by a system node
or, more commonly, a version node or other branch node. Branch nodes are most
typically used to represent patches or hot fixes, usually involving such things as
bug fixes or performance enhancements for a given version of an AUT.
To create a new branch, do the following:
In the TestArchitect explorer tree, right-click a system or a
version node where you want to create a branch.
From the context menu, select Add Branch Node.
A new branch node is created with an automatically assigned name under
your previously selected node.
Unless you're satisfied with the default name, give this branch an appropriate
name (for example: Patches), and then press
A new branch is created.
Under this new branch, you may again create new version
nodes, as well as
new branch nodes.
If you delete a branch node, by right-clicking a branch node and then
, the following dialog box appears with two
- Delete All: Delete the selected branch node and all
its descendant nodes.
- Only Branch Node: Delete only the selected branch
node. Its descendant nodes are then moved upward to become children of the
branch node's parent node.