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Understanding schema changes in application packages

If an application package that is to be deployed on candidate systems contains schema changes, the Pega Platform orchestration server checks the candidate system to verify that you have the required privileges to deploy the schema changes. One of the following results occurs:

  • If you have the appropriate privileges, schema changes are automatically applied to the candidate system, the application package is deployed to the candidate system, and the pipeline continues.
  • If you do not have the appropriate privileges, Deployment Manager generates an SQL file that lists the schema changes and sends it to your email address. It also creates a manual step, pausing the pipeline, so that you can apply the schema changes. After you complete the step, the pipeline continues. For more information about completing a step, see Completing or rejecting a manual step.

You can also configure settings to automatically deploy schema changes so that you do not have to manually apply them if you do not have the required privileges. For more information, see Configuring settings to automatically deploy schema changes.

Your user role must have the appropriate permissions so that you can manage schema changes.

  • Configuring settings to automatically apply schema changes

    You can configure settings to automatically deploy schema changes that are in an application package that is to be deployed on candidate systems. Configure these settings so that you do not have to apply schema changes if you do not have the privileges to deploy them.

  • Understanding roles and users

    Define roles and users to manage which users can access Deployment Manager and which features they can access. For example, you can create a role that does not permit users to delete pipelines for a specific application.

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