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LCM Error - Duplicate Name

Hi,

I am new to the LCM tool. Whenever I am trying to move my objects(Universes & Reports) from Dev to Quality, the Universes and the connections got successfully moved. But when we move the report it gives an error in the promotion status showing"Promotion Status=Failure : Trying to create an object with duplicate name. Id = 2017 ". Some one in the forum said about this error as CUID. Can anyone explain me what is CUID and how we can rectify this error.

Thanks & Regards,

Praveen Kumar

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    Posted on Mar 21, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    this error message means that report you are migrating from source to destination has name conflict with report already existing in the destination.

    Name conflict means that Report in source has same name with report in destination, but report in destination has different CUID.

    CUID is the single most important aspect of the XI architecture. It is a Unique Identifyer that every object in XI architecture has.

    The moment an object (universe, report, connection, user etc) is created - it gets new CUID and the CUID stays with object all its life. It cannot be changed.

    Please review Admin guide for more details.

    LCM user guide should give you more info on the particular situation you run into.

    To fix this issue you have 2 choices :

    1. Delete report in source, import report back from QA into Dev, make required changes - promote it back to QA.

    2. Delete existing report in QA - promote again from DEV.

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi there,

      Let me join the discussion.

      When you work on reports in QA you might save a document under a new name ("report_new") because you want to check first how the changes affect the report. Than after testing it successfully you delete the old one and rename the new one with the old ones name. Big mistake!

      The name of a report is not important - the CUID is. To keep the CUID intact you mustn't copy and create dublicate reports and rename them. "report_new" has got another CUID assigned to it and won't be promoted correctly when you try to overwrite it from DEV to QA again.

      Rather save it under its original name and if you want to reinstate the original version you have to promote it again from DEV to QA. I don't see any other way.

      Cheers

      Sven

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