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The modules currently available in Contentstack will not be affected. Some modules are branch-specific. Whereas some are globally available throughout all the branches. You will have an additional scope section where you can decide whether you want that module for either all or specific branches for which you want the module.

Please refer to our Branch-Specific Modules and Global Modules documentation for more information.

Modules such as Content Types, Global Fields, Entries, Assets, Publish Queue, Releases, Languages, Extensions, Audit Logs, Global search, and Labels are branch specific. They can be created, updated, or deleted within a particular branch without affecting any other branch. Their details can differ across the other branches present in a stack.

Please refer to our Branch-Specific module documentation for more information.

Modules such as Environments, Webhooks, Workflows, Publish Rules, Users, Roles, and Tokens are globally available. Details for these modules are available across every branch of the stack.

Please refer to our Global Modules documentation for more information.

Any user with the role “Owner,” “Admin,” and “Developer” will be able to use the branches feature. Content managers can only work within the branches assigned to them. Custom roles can access branches as per the permissions assigned to them.

Yes, you can set up a webhook for only a specific branch. Whereas, workflows can either be assigned to all the branches or to a specific branch of the stack. Please refer to our Webhook/Workflow documentation for more information.

Yes, you can add languages only to a specific branch of the stack. That language will not be available in other branches of the stack. Please refer to the Languages section in our Branch-specific Modules document for more information.

Extensions are specific to a branch. If you add an extension within a branch, it won’t be available across other branches. Please refer to the Extensions section in our Branch-specific Modules document for more information.

No, the main branch cannot be deleted. Please refer to the Limitations of Branches document.

Yes, two different aliases can point to the same branch. Learn how to Assign an Alias to a Branch.

No, you cannot have the same unique ID for a branch and an alias.

You can retrieve information from all or a specific branch. You can also create and delete a branch using the API requests. You will need to pass the branch header if you want to execute calls within specific branches. Please refer to the Branches collection in our Content Management API documentation for more information.

You can add a branch header while executing an API request to get details specific to a branch. If this header is not mentioned, by default, data will be retrieved from the "main" branch of your stack. The response body for every request will contain the _branch parameter specifying the branch from which the information is retrieved. Please refer to our Content Management API documentation for more information. You can also visit the API Change Log for more details about the breaking changes.

Yes, you can perform various actions such as migration, creation, updation, or deletion of content types, entries, global fields, etc., using CLI. Please refer to the Migrate Content within Branches section for more information or visit our GitHub page.

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