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Jama Connect User Guide


A baseline in Jama Connect is a snapshot of your project, or a select collection of items (for example, a set or folder of items), at a point in time.

The current version of selected items — and their relationships — are forever associated with that baseline.

Important considerations

  • When you add a relationship to a baseline, the version doesn't change.

  • Relationships do not change if you replace it with a baseline.

    For example, if you have two relationships at the time of baseline version one, make a change to version two, add a relationship to version three and replace it with a baseline, you still have three relationships.

  • If you click Revert to Baseline, all item fields are set back to their values at the time of the baseline.

What you need to create a baseline

Versioning must first be enabled to create a baseline. Once versioning is enabled, a baseline is created:

Why are baselines important?

Baselines allow you to capture the state of your content in alignment with key points in your product development lifecycle, such as at key approval gates or when generating documents from Jama Connect. Having the baseline allows you to compare items as they change over time and, potentially, revert to a previous state.

What can I do with a baseline?

Categories feature and baselines

When enabled by an organization admin, historical versions of categories are visible in the baseline. They can’t be configured. To show or hide the Categories feature, click the gear icon.


The categories that were applied to the baselined items appear in Reading View or List View.