CDA: Unable to re-name/edit CDA/ARA folders

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Article ID: 145435

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Products

CA Continuous Delivery Automation - Automation Engine

Issue/Introduction

Scenario:

CDA (ARA) folders cannot be renamed.

When trying to rename CDA folders with REST API, the following error is present:

Error: ‘The folder ‘FOLDER1’ is already used by X objects and cannot be changed.’

Cause

By-design

Environment

Release : 12.1, 12.2, 12.3

Component : RELEASE MANAGER/CDA

Resolution

CDA folders have different configuration rather than Automation Engine folders. 

The referred documentation describes the renaming of AE-objects whereas the REST-interface can be used to rename CDA-permission folders: 

AE folders: https://docs.automic.com/documentation/webhelp/english/ALL/components/DOCU/12.2/CDA Guides/Default.htm#AWA/Objects/obj_renaming.htm

CDA folders: https://docs.automic.com/documentation/webhelp/english/ALL/components/DOCU/12.2/REST%2BAPI/Continuous.Delivery.Automation/index.html?overrideUrls=./swagger.json,../Automation.Engine/swagger.json,../Analytics/swagger.json#/Folder/Folder_Get

Renaming a CDA-permission folder works only if no CDA-object is assigned to this folder because access permission to the AE-object is based on their names. Therefore, renaming a CDA-permission folder requires to rename all effected AE-object (AE-workflows, AE-login objects, etc.) and adopt all users & groups AE-authorizations.