the difference between "paste" and "paste as inherited"

Document ID : KB000013767
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

when trying to copy & paste a service offering ,  there are 2 paste button : one is labeled as "Paste"  and another one is labeled as "Paste as inherited " :

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Question:

What is the difference between "Paste"  and "Paste as Inheritance"  ?

Environment:
service catalog 12.9 , 14.1
Answer:

After you copy a service , 

If you click "Paste" icon button ,  it basically will create a new service which has the same content with  the service that you copy from .    After that ,  this newly copied service  has no any relationship with the service that you copy from .  In other words ,  when updating or changing the content of either of those two services ,  it will not impact another one .  

If you click "Paste"  icon button ,  it will create a new  service which inherits the service that you copy from .    After that ,  this newly copied service  has inheritance  relationship with the service that you copy from .   The service that you copy from is the parent service and  the newly created service via "Paste as inherited"  is child service .    When updating or changing the content of parent  service which the newly created service inherits from  ,  it will  impact  this newly created child service  .   Please  refer the additional information in this tecdoc for more informaiton . 

Additional Information:

There is  the documentation which  explains the concepts  about Inheritence of Service Option Groups    and  also what will happen when adding or updating inherited services