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Migrating Business Objects XI R2 from dev to test environments


How do we migrate reports/Universes/Users in dev environment to test environments. Is it thru Import Wizard?



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  • Sep 04, 2008 at 07:12 PM

    Yes, this is done through Import Wizard. For universes, I would select the "Update" option in order to preserve their identifiers (CUID).

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    Sep 04, 2008 at 09:16 PM


    Some more information:

    The difference between Update and Merge option in Import Wizard is:

    Merging the environments-

    The Import Wizard adds all objects from the source to the destination CMS without overwriting objects in the destination environment.

    This is the safest import option. All of the objects in the destination environment are preserved.

    Updating the destination environment-

    All objects in the source are added to the destination CMS, but if a source object has the same unique identifier as an object in the destination environment, the destination object is overwritten.


    Deepti Bajpai

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    Sep 04, 2008 at 09:23 PM

    Hi Ven,

    Following are the detailed steps for migration via Import Wizard:

    1] Go to Start > Programs > Business Objects XI Release 2 > BusinessObjects Enterprise > Import Wizard.

    2] The Welcome dialog box appears. Click Next.

    Setting source and destination environments:

    3] In the Specify source environment dialog box, set the following:

    u2022 Source: Business Objects Enterprise BO XIR2

    u2022 CMS Name:

    u2022 User Name:

    u2022 Password: visor

    Note: Do not check the Import Application Foundation contents option since you are not performing Performance Management migration at this time.

    Click Next.

    4] The Warning page appears. Click Next.

    Note: The source repository can store any file, not just supported agnostic documents. Since the BusinessObjects XI Release 2 architecture requires a plug-in for each file extension, it does not import unsupported files (for example, .zip files and as .svg documents used in corporate dashboards).

    5] The Specify destination environment page appears. Set the:

    u2022 Destination: Business Objects Enterprise BOXI R2

    u2022 User Name:

    u2022 Password:

    u2022 Domain key file to: Default drive: \Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise XI R2

    Click Next.

    6] Select the types of objects you want to import in this stage of the importing process. At a later stage, you select the objects themselves.

    u2022 Select the option u2018Import universes u2018.

    Click Next.

    7] Import options for universes and connections dialog box appears.

    Select the third option: Import all the universes and connections that the selected Web Intelligence and Desktop Intelligence documents use directly.

    8] The Please choose a merge scenario dialog box appears. Select I want to merge the source system to destination system and check the automatically rename top-level folders that match top-level folder on the destination system option.

    Click Next.

    9] The Incremental Import dialog box appears.

    You may need to import some objects more than once from the source repository to the destination repository.

    In this situation, you have the following update options:

    u2022 Overwrite object contents

    You select the types of objects for which the content overwrite applies:

    u2022 Documents (including dashboards and analytics)

    u2022 Universes

    u2022 Connections

    When you re-import an object, it will completely overwrite and replace the matching object (and its associated files) that you imported earlier.

    u2022 Overwrite object rights

    When you re-import an object, its associated security rights will overwrite the rights of the matching object you imported earlier.

    If you decided not to import security in the Security Migration Options dialog box, then the Overwrite object rights option is not relevant, and is therefore not available.

    If you don't select any overwrite options, the matching object in the destination repository will not change when you try to import it again.

    Note: This dialog box appears only if you select update as the import scenario.

    Click Next.

    10] Select the specific universe

    Click Next

    11] Information Collection complete dialog box appears.

    Click Finish

    12] Import Progress dialog box appears.

    Click Done

    Hope this helps !!

    Please revert in case of any queries.


    Deepti bajpai

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