In the CA Gen 8.6 Build Tool, what value should the BT profile token OPT.VSVERSION be set to when using either Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2019?
Release : 8.6
Component : CA Gen Build Tool
The initial release of Gen 8.6 only supported Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, but later PTFs have introduced support for both Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 - for details please see the "Additional Information" section below.
When using Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, the Build Tool profile token OPT.VSVERSION needs to be set to VS150
When using Microsoft Visual Studio 2019, the Build Tool profile token OPT.VSVERSION needs to be set to VS160
Required Gen 8.6 PTFs for VS2017 or VS2019 support are:
Gen 8.6 Complete: WKS86200/SO09618
The VS 2017 support was originally delivered with a series of *861* PTFs but WKS86200 supersedes them (CA Gen 8.6 > Technical Requirements > Change Summary)
WKS86200 is also the baseline for all new 8.6 PTFs, so as a matter of course, it should be installed to be able to install any later PTFs.