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Central repository and migration question

I am relatively new to BODS and trying to figure out how to, and the good practices in doing things.

I am working at a client who has at most 3 developers and do not have central repo yet. Each developer has a local repo for development and one local repo each for the different environments (dev/qa/prod). We are looking at using the central repo for code sharing, migration and version control. To begin with we prefer just one central repo.

I want to know couple of things -

  • How do we migrate a change (multiple objects) as a bundle across repos (local to central to local)? ATL is a way but how to get that to central repo without losing the versioning? I am okay for a developer to migrate individual change objects one time, and there after the administrator moves as a bundle (or minimal effort) instead of having to deal with objects individually.
  • Is there a way to backout/rollback the latest change in central repo without having to copy the prior version to a local repo and then copy that over to central? Any way to do all objects in a change in one go.

It seems labeling may help do what i am looking for, but I couldn't quite figure out how to yet.

Please give me some guidance and any good practices in general for migration. All help is appreciated.

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  • Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 08:48 AM

    Hi Sreedhar,

    Regarding your query it is better if you use separate Secure Central Repository for Each Environment (DEV/QA/PRD), Or you can use one Single Secure Central Repository for all Environment (DEV/QA/PRD)

    How do we migrate a change (multiple objects) as a bundle across repos (local to central to local)? ATL is a way but how to get that to central repo without losing the version? I am okay for a developer to migrate individual change objects one time, and there after the administrator moves as a bundle (or minimal effort) instead of having to deal with objects individually.

    Solution: First you finalize which jobs you wanted to move, for that create a seperate Project in Local repository and then move Project to Secure Central repository with all dependency.

    For more details please refer below links

    Data Services code migration & maintenance: simplify your lifecycle & improve your code

    Links:

    http://scn.sap.com/community/data-services/blog/2012/11/06/data-services-code-migration-maintenance-simplify-your-lifecycle-improve-your-code

    Is there a way to backout/rollback the latest change in central repo without having to copy the prior version to a local repo and then copy that over to central? Any way to do all objects in a change in one go.

    Solution: "No" this feature was not there in SAP Business Objects Data Services Application. But there is some changes in the SAP Business Objects Data Services 4.2 "promote Data Services Objects"" for more details please refer below Links.

    Promote Data Services Objects with Data Services:In this tutorial, you will configure the object export and object import environment and promote objects from a central repository to a local repository.

    Links:

    http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-43715

    Hope this will help you as well.

    Thanks,

    Daya

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