Import an Entity and its Records

Moving packages from one environment to another solves the problem of multiple-device working on the same project. Hence, transferring data is fast if used correctly.

Task at hand

Import the entity FTOS_Pricing and its records into a destination environment with a different database.

Before you begin

  • Create the entity FTOS_Pricing on your local environment.
    NameDisplay name Attribute type
    FTOS_Pricingid FTOS_Pricingid Pk
    name name Text
    userId UserLookup

    createdByUserId

    Created by user

    Lookup

    modifiedByUserId

    Modified by user

    Lookup

    businessUnitId Business Unit Lookup
    createdOn Created On Date Time
    modifiedOn Modified On Date Time

    entityStatusId

    Status

    Lookup

    Price

    Price

    Money

    Transactionsperday

    Transactions per day

    Whole Number

    numberofproductsavailable

    Number of products available

    Whole Number

  • Create a data form and insert records into the entity.
  • Follow the instructions from Export an Entity and its Records to export the data in an .xml file.

1 Transfer the entity

Follow the path: Innovation Studio > DevOps > Deployment Package.

On the right-hand corner, click the Import Deployment package button. A Files window is opened with the local files. Select the package to be imported, e.g. FTOS_Pricing_ImportEntity. The system will ask you Source database has the version 21.1.1.0. Continue?. Click Yes.

The system will then ask you Do you want to deploy audit configurations (you should normally choose 'Yes')?. Click Yes.

The page will reload and display the message that the import was successful.

2 Check the importation of the entity

Follow the path: Innovation Studio > DevOps > Deployment Package log.

Search the package using the name, i.e. FTOS_Pricing_ImportEntity. The fields displayed are read-only.

3 Transfer the records

Follow the path: Innovation Studio > DevOps > Configuration Data Deployment Package.

On the right-hand corner, click the Import Deployment package button. A Files window is opened with the local files. Select the package to be imported, e.g. FTOS_Pricing_ImportEntity_records. The system will ask you Source database has the version 21.1.1.0. Continue?. Click Yes. The system will then ask you Do you want to deploy audit configurations (you should normally choose 'Yes')?. Click Yes.

4 Check the importation of the records

Follow the path: Innovation Studio > DevOps > Configuration Data Deployment Package.

Search the package using the name, i.e. FTOS_Pricing_ImportEntity_records. The fields displayed are read-only.

For more details, see Import data using DevOps.

Congratulations! You have imported a package!