Branch a snapshot

When you branch a snapshot, the DITA CMS first publishes the snapshot and then creates a branch from it. New, editable versions of the map and its objects are created in the Authoring cycle and given the status Authoring:work (or its equivalent in your workflow).

Note: The snapshot must be in the Authoring:done status (or as configured for your deployment) before you can branch it.
To branch a snapshot:
  1. Use Search to find the snapshot you want to branch.
  2. Right-click the snapshot and select Branch > Create new branch.
    Note: If the Branch > Create new branch option is not available, make sure that the snapshot is in the Authoring:done status.
    The DITA CMS first publishes the map. The Branch Map dialog is then displayed.
    Branch Map dialog
  3. Enter a tag for this branch and click OK.
    The snapshot is branched and the branched map is displayed in the DITA Map view.