TURNOVER® for Over:2E offers you seamless integration between TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 Change Management and the AllFusion 2E® development environment, with full access to TURNOVER®'s complete suite of integrated helpdesk, project management, and change management and distribution capabilities.
AllFusion 2E users can checkout/check-in model objects and promote changed objects to production. Whether you're a software company with many different development and test environments to manage, or a relatively small shop, TURNOVER® for Over:2E lets you operate efficiently.
How TURNOVER® for Over:2E Manages AllFusion 2E Development
Model Integrity Using TURNOVER® for Over:2E CM API's
Using AllFusion 2E Change Management Application Program Interfaces (CM APIs), TURNOVER® for Over:2E protects the integrity of your model. Attempts to change a model access path or function will alert TURNOVER® for Over:2E to start checkout, assuring a full change audit trail on all model objects.
AllFusion 2E Change Impact Analysis
TURNOVER® for Over:2E allows AllFusion 2E users to do change impact analysis during checkout or on request. The objects in the resulting list can be checked out.
Checkout and Check-in Model Objects
You can initiate checkout from "Edit Functions" as well as from a model list. TURNOVER® for Over:2E automatically relates the model object to its corresponding System i object names and checks these out too. During checkout, reference a TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 project to use TURNOVER® for iSeries v100's project management and helpdesk.
Model Object Promotion
TURNOVER® for Over:2E builds a promotion request automatically using the checkout reference. During a promotion job, TURNOVER® for Over:2E promotes both AllFusion 2E model objects and the corresponding System i objects. Optionally, TURNOVER® for Over:2E will copy model objects to a secure production model.
You can manage core and satellite models with TURNOVER® for Over:2E. Core models (i.e. for database objects) are maintained through TURNOVER® for Over:2E. TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 promotes changed objects and model objects to satellite models.
Fast and Fail-safe Promotion
The real strength of TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 and TURNOVER® for Over:2E is reliability. If your promotion job fails, TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 restores the previous state of the production environment, maintaining full integrity of your production environment.
Single Development Model Support
TURNOVER® for Over:2E offers you the unique opportunity to use a complete change management control system within a single AllFusion 2E model. TURNOVER® for Over:2E, using versioning, handles the different stages of model objects.
Model Object Versioning and Archiving
The Model Object Versioning feature allows AllFusion 2E users to maintain both development and production model objects within one model. TURNOVER® for Over:2E also maintains multiple archives of previous model objects.
Multiple Applications per AllFusion 2E Model
TURNOVER® for Over:2E's open architecture allows a single AllFusion 2E model to be used with multiple TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 application definitions.
Group Job Support
A TURNOVER® for Over:2E session uses the System i Group Job facility to allow users to "simultaneously" access AllFusion 2E, TURNOVER® for Over:2E and TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 from a single display session.
"Development Only" Model Object Support
When new model objects are created, TURNOVER® for Over:2E allows these objects to be defined as "development only" objects. These model objects are for temporary use or testing purposes and can be promoted only after being checked out accordingly.
Automatic Integrity Checks at Promotion
Before starting a promotion job, TURNOVER® for Over:2E checks the integrity of the model objects being promoted. If "level checks" exist between model objects and their corresponding System i objects and sources, TURNOVER® for Over:2E will signal the need to re-generate and stop the promotion.
Automatic Conversion of Model Objects
During the promotion job, TURNOVER® for Over:2E automatically converts condition values and copy model messages to the production or target environment.
Flexible Model Object Update Constraints
TURNOVER® for Over:2E features an additional two levels of integrity constraints on model object updates. At the highest level, TURNOVER® for Over:2E rejects updates to a model object if requested by a user other than the checkout user. At a lower level, TURNOVER® for Over:2E signals the checked-out user and the application administrator of another user's attempt to update the model object.
Individual Model Object Security
Any part of a AllFusion 2E model can be protected from access by assigning it to a particular application definition. Only users authorized to the application are permitted to access the associated model objects.
AllFusion 2E Compile Pre-processor Support
The AllFusion 2E compile pre-processor (YBRTPRC) can be used during promotion processing.
Complex Environment Support
TURNOVER® for Over:2E allows you to exploit all of TURNOVER® for iSeries v100's application definition features, such as multiple test environments, explode libraries, and permanently locked levels (to define a vendor-supplied model.) These allow you to work on development of new releases and to support existing releases concurrently.
Interface & Application Software Support
You can use TURNOVER® for iSeries v100's many APIs or built-in interfaces to bridge to any software package, including: