Get the latest version

When you use a snapshot view remember to get the latest files from the VOB on a regular basis or changes that others check in can break your script. Updating once a day is probably enough, depending on your particular team's needs.

ClearCase® copies the latest version of an element from the VOB to your snapshot view. A element is an object in a VOB, a database that stores your project's files. An element can be a Functional Test script, a Functional Test project, an object map or a Java file. All elements are stored with version history and comments.

The following table explains how ClearCase works when it gets the latest version of an element:

Versioned object Information updated
Project All files in the project, including scripts.
Folder All files in the folder.
Script The script and all supporting files for that script.

To get the latest version of an element:


  1. From the Functional Tester Projects view, right-click an element, and then click Team > Get Latest Version.

  2. Click Finish.

  3. ClearCase begins the update procedure and displays a progress indicator. To view detailed information about a supporting files of a script, set the Rational Functional Tester ClearCase Preferences to display script details. Details are not available when you get the latest version of a project or folder because ClearCase updates all the supporting files of each script within a project or folder.

Related concepts

Hijacked files

Related tasks

Displaying the history of an element

Comparing versions of elements

Merging changes done by multiple users