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Export and import a Universe

Hi,

I need to make changes to an existing Universe. I haven't done this before. I need to export the latest version of the universe from Production and import it into Designer and then make changes. How do I do this? We use Business Objects Enterprise XI Release 2 and our OS is Sun Solaris. Where can I find the universe stored on the server so that I can export it?

Please reply to this email as soon as possible, your help is very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Uma.

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    Posted on Dec 12, 2008 at 03:39 PM

    Uma,

    You will need the Universe Designer tool. Open that and it will ask you to log on to the server

    Choose import. It should list all universes. These van be in folders, so you might have to look for the one you need to change.

    Once you have found it hightlight it and click okay.

    From there you can make your changes.

    After your changes are complete you need to save the universe and export it back to the system.

    Regards

    Alan

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    Posted on Dec 15, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Hi Uma,

    In the CMC, under the Universes section, find the universe, click on the Universe.

    In the filename, and then go to that folder in the FRS, and copy and paste it onto your windows environment, and then double click and open it.

    If it opens up, export it, and then, when you want to work on it in the future, you can Import it up.

    Regards,

    Shreyash.

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      Hi Alan,

      I checked the permissions and tried creating a text file in the directory. I don't have any permission issues.

      As I had mentioned earlier, when I select a universe from the list of universes and then click OK, the first message I get is "Failed to open Universe file". So in addition to checking the write permissions on the import folder, will it be any read permission issue from the universes folder? But I am logged on as an 'Administrator'....so I am not sure exactly what is happening???????

      Thanks for your prompt response,

      Uma.

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    Posted on Dec 16, 2008 at 08:52 PM

    Hi Uma,

    I am pretty sure that your universe is corrupt.

    If you have any backup copy, you can export it back to the repository.

    _shreyash

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    Posted on Dec 18, 2008 at 03:53 PM

    Hi,

    Do you have any backup of the universe?

    Any other copy which works in your test environment?

    If you have a local copy then you can just export and import it back..

    Otherwise, the best possible way to retain your lost job done in the universe is from a backup.

    What we can do is we can just open a local copy, and export it..

    If it still does not work we can copy paste the objects into a new universe and then try to export and import the universe. (if you are able to open your existing universe).

    -Shreyash.

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