Hide Unwanted Products from the Product List

Document ID : KB000048052
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

To free up DASD space on your system, you can hide a product, product release, or gen level from the product list when you know that you do not need or will not use for a long time.

Solution:

When you hide a product, product release, gen level from the product list, CA CSM hides the corresponding entry from the software catalog and deletes associated packages from your system. The SMP/E environment for the product-release is not deleted using this function.

You can restore visibility of a product, release, or gen level that you previously hid from the product list. However, the associated files will only be downloaded again when a CA CSM user initiates an Update Product List task for that restored product, product release, or gen level.

For example:

To hide a product releases:

  • Click the Products tab, and locate the product release that you want to hide from the tree, then from under ACTIONS on the right choose
    Clean Up and Hide and confirm the action when prompted by clicking OK.

    Figure 1


    To restore visibility of the product release that you previously hide from the product list.

  • Click the Products tab, and click the Show Hidden Products link in the Actions section on the left side and check the box for the product release you want to unhide and click SHOW PRODUCTS.

    Figure 2

    The product, product release, or gen level appears in the product list. However, the associated files will only be downloaded again when a CA CSM user initiates an Update Product List task for that restored product, product release, or gen level.

    Figure 3