Move changesets to a different branch

Thursday, November 24, 2016 2 Comments

Release BL793 (short of – BL means baseline) brought a great new feature: moving changesets to a different branch! This way we close the Top-1 User Voice request from our users.

Do you know when you are working on something, you checkin, and then you realized you made the checkout on the wrong branch? Like directly on “main” instead of your task branch? Painful, uh?

Well, now the pain is gone, watch how simple it is to solve the issue:

Available on OS X, Linux and Windows, and also from the command line using the refurbished “cm changeset” command.


We develop Plastic SCM, a version control that excels in branching and merging, can deal with huge projects and big binary assets natively, and it comes with GUIs and tools to make everything simpler.

If you want to give it a try, download it from here.

We are also the developers of SemanticMerge, and the gmaster Git client.


  1. nice feature!
    pity that if you have xlinks, the next commit you make goes to the branch you moved from
    and then when you try to merge you have "pending xlinks" which you cant merge (unless you merge them to a helper branch and then cherrypick)

    1. Hi!

      for the proposed scenario you will be able to succeed if you do the following:

      (being the global repository the one having the xlink)

      1)Using the global repository, move the changeset to the new or empty child branch.
      2)Using the xlinked repository, move the changeset to a new child branch with the same name you used at the global repo (not mandatory to use the same name but it's cleaner=
      3)Using the global repository, switch your workspace to the child branch and edit the xlink rules, set the source branch to /main/ChildBranchName and the destination branch to the xlinked repository branch name: /main/ChildBranchName. Check the change in.
      4) Continue working using the global repo and the child branch, once you finish your work you will be able to merge from the branch without any problems.

      Hope it helps!