Delta Activation of PDI solutions in source tenant
Delta Activation during Assembly
The Assembly process consists of two major steps – Activation and Assembly. Activation of the solution activates the design time code to generate run time artifacts.
It was observed that the activation of a solution took considerable time if the solution was large in size (had huge content files). To improve the performance and reduce the activation time, further analysis revealed the following content types took major time during activation
a) Process Integration
c) Web service
d) Multi-Step Approval
e) Data Source
The above-listed content types were activated during assembly even though they were active or were not changed in the patch.
To overcome this challenge a new feature – Delta Activation during Assembly is introduced with 1908. With this feature turned on, activation for the above-listed content types would be skipped if no changes are made to these content types or the underlying referenced objects.
The Delta Activation feature is released GA with 1911 release.
- Patch creation of old solutions would implicitly migrate the solution to support the Delta Activation feature.
- All new solutions created in after 1908 will support the Delta Activation feature and no migration would be required for the same.
- The feature is only available for C4C solutions.
- All solution types – MCS, Customer Specific and solution templates support the Delta Activation feature.
I've created a patch after 1908 upgrade, does this mean the Delta activation feature is enabled for my newly created patch? Is there a way to understand this feature enabled or not for my patch?
Yes. If this patch is created in 1911, this feature is enabled automatically.
As mentioned this feature is enabled automatically from 1911 onwards. Yes, you can understand if the feature is ON by referring to ACT logs in the version history tab of the Implementation Manager. The log text will be something like - "Activate: 450 files considered for delta activation, out of 1500 total files"
Hope this helps.