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Learning Perforce SCM by Robert Cowham, Neal Ralph Firth

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Changelist numbering

So far, we've avoided some of the details associated with changelist numbering. If you've been doing follow along, you're likely to have encountered some aspects of this. In this section we go a little deeper into the subject.

How submitted changelists are numbered

A key characteristic of changelist numbers is that changelists with a higher number have always been submitted after a changelist with a lower number. This creates a direct relationship between increasing numbers and the date/time of submission. This is very useful when it comes to reporting as we will see in Chapter 5, File Information.

If we look at the Submitted tab view with no filter, we can see a list of all submitted changelists:

The relationship between changelist ...

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