Management → Managing Components → Component Versions → Importing Component Versions
After defining a component's source and processes, you import its artifacts into the Deployment Automation artifact repository, CodeStation.
By default, a complete copy of an artifact's content is imported into CodeStation. The original artifacts are untouched. This provides tamper-proof storage and the ability to review and validate artifacts with the Deployment Automation user interface.
If you use a source configuration type that supports maintaining versions externally, you can limit CodeStation to using references to the artifacts instead of actually copying them.
Each time a component is imported, including the first time, it is versioned. Versions can be assigned automatically by Deployment Automation, applied manually, or come from a build server. Every time a component's artifacts are modified and re-imported, a new version of the component is created.
A component may have several unique versions in CodeStation. A version can be full or incremental. A full version contains all component artifacts; an incremental version contains only the artifacts modified since the previous version was created.
For administrative information, see Configuring Component Version Import.
For information on how to import, see the following topics:
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