In some situations, you might need something more than every configuration element from a snapshot deployed on the target Jira just as it is. We are giving you the power to choose how snapshot and target configuration elements are matched during a deployment. For a snapshot element, you can choose the target element you want to match it to.
List of configuration objects supported by Selective Merge (as of CMJ 6.6):
Priorities and priority schemes
Field screens, field screen schemes, and field configuration schemes
Custom fields and field configurations
Issue security schemes
Workflow and workflow schemes
Statuses and resolutions
Users and groups
Issue types, issue type schemes, issue type screen schemes, and issue link types
How It Works
On the deployment wizard's Analyze phase, in the list with planned changes, you will see the option
next to the supported configuration elements. Clicking on this marker opens a dialog for you, called 'Match to target object', which allows you to choose how to deploy the snapshot element of interest.
To change how a configuration element is deployed (->M option):
Start a configuration snapshot deployment.
On the Analyze phase, navigate to the Schemes tab, for example.
Choose a scheme, which has the option →M.
Click the →M option and then choose a target configuration element in the dialog.
Click the Analyze button to confirm the changes.
Configuration Manager will reanalyze the configuration to reflect the new modifications made by you and will update the Analyze Configuration Changes page with the new information about the planned changes.
Configuration Manager captures and provides information in the Audit Log about all the modifications done by you during the deployment. You will be able to compare the configuration elements before and after the changes.