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Set DI Version Control and Comment Tracking Options

Overview

Learn how to turn version control and comment tracking on and off.

By default, PDI tracks versions and comments for jobs, transformations, and connection information when you save them.  You can turn version control and comment tracking on or off by modifying the repository.spring.properties text file.

Turn Version Control Off

To turn version control off, complete these steps.  If you turn version control off, comment tracking is also turned off.

  1. Exit from Spoon.
  2. Stop the DI Server.
  3. Open the data-integration-server/pentaho-solution/system/repository.spring.properties file in a text editor. 
  4. Set versioningEnabled to false.
versioningEnabled=false
  1. Save and close the file.
  2. Start the DI Server.
  3. Start Spoon.
  4. To verify that version control is off, connect to the DI Repository.  In the Repository Explorer window in the Browse tab, click on a file.  Note that although you can see the Access Control  the label, the Version History tab is hidden.  

Turn Comment Tracking Off

To turn comment tracking off, complete these steps.

  1. Exit from Spoon.
  2. Stop the DI Server.
  3. Open the data-integration-server/pentaho-solution/systems/repository.spring.properties file in a text editor.
  4. Set versioningEnabled to true and versionCommentsEnabled to false.
versioningEnabled=true
versionCommentsEnabled=false
  1. Save and close the file.
  2. Start the DI Server.
  3. Start Spoon.  
  4. To verify that comment tracking is off, connect to the DI Repository.  In the Repository Explorer window in the Browse tab, click on a file.  Note that the Version History tab appears, but that the Comment field is hidden.  Also note that when you save a transformation, job, or connection information, you are no longer prompted to enter a comment.

Turn Version Control On

To turn version control on, do these things.

  1. Exit from Spoon.
  2. Stop the DI Server.
  3. Open the data-integration-server/pentaho-solution/systems/repository.spring.properties file in a text editor.
  4. Set versioningEnabled to true.
versioningEnabled=true
  1. If you want to also turn Comment Tracking, make sure to set versionCommentsEnabled to true
  2. Save and close the file.
  3. Start the DI Server.
  4. Start Spoon.  
  5. To verify that Version Control is on, connect to the DI Repository.  In the Repository Explorer window in the Browse tab, click on a file.  Note that the Version History tab appears. When you save a transformation, job, or connection information, version control is applied.

Turn Comment Tracking On

To turn comment tracking on, complete these steps.

  1. Exit from Spoon.
  2. Stop the DI Server.
  3. Open the data-integration-server/pentaho-solution/systems/repository.spring.properties file in a text editor.
  4. Set versioningEnabled to true and versionCommentsEnabled to true.
versioningEnabled=true
versionCommentsEnabled=true
  1. Save and close the file.
  2. Start the DI Server.
  3. Start Spoon.  
  4. To verify that Comment Tracking is on, connect to the DI Repository.  In the Repository Explorer window in the Browse tab, click on a file. Note that the Version History tab appears with the Comments field.  When you save a transformation, job, or connection information, you are prompted to enter a comment.