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Problem with Copying ODS or InfoCube

When I copy an InfoProvider and reference another InfoProvider that has rules and InfoPackages, those are also copied. Now my new InfoProvider has the exact InfoPackages as an existing cube, and i would like to delete those and create new ones to avoid confusion. But I can't seem to delete the InfoPackages on the copied InfoProvider without it deleting the InfoPackage on the source InfoProvider.

Any tricks, or is that just the way it works?

Thanks, Keith J

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    Former Member
    Oct 16, 2008 at 07:59 PM

    Hi Keith,

    When you copy an infocube, do the update rules and everything get copied?

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    Oct 16, 2008 at 08:02 PM

    Yes, everything below the cube is copied. I want to delete the InfoPackage from the newly copied Cube, but am in the DEV system and afraid it will delete the InfoPackage from the original Cube. Also for cleanup, would like to delete transfer rules, etc from another cube that was copied, but afraid to do that too.

    Wish I had a sandbox, but they are in the process of doing this for us.

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    Oct 16, 2008 at 08:17 PM

    That is probably the way to do it, but now I have a cube with rules and infopackages I would like to change/delete and now not sure what that will do to the original cube's rules/infopackages.

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    Oct 16, 2008 at 08:28 PM

    Just found out they are not independent. I deleted an InfoPackage from the copied cube, and it also deleted from the original Cube.

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    Oct 16, 2008 at 08:43 PM

    But here is a twist for you. The update rules have different technical names, so you would think I could delete those and be okay. However, the InfoPackages under those two different update rules, and the transfer rules under those two different update rules have the same technical name. So, what happens if i delete at the Update Rule level. Will it leave the other update rules intact as well as what is under them.

    I have to create that scenario and see, and I will update this thread.

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    • Former Member

      I am still having a hard time understanding the dataflow between these two cubes.

      can you explain?

      do these infocubes share any sources etc.?

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    Oct 17, 2008 at 06:43 PM

    What I have found out is if I delete an InfoPackage from the new copied cube, it will delete the InfoPackage from the source cube. However, if I delete at the update rule level, I assume because the tech name is different, it deletes everything from the new copied cube, and leaves the original cube intact.

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