Importing to a Target Environment

Create a new import deployment specification or modify an existing one and then run the import.

You can import using an existing deployment specification if you previously saved it without importing, or if you want to redeploy your IBM® Cognos® entries. You can update the entries in the target environment with entries from the deployment archive.

For information on conflict resolution during deployments, see Deployment Conflict Resolution Rules When Importing and Exporting.

When you import, you select from entries that were exported. You can either accept the default options set during the export, or change them. You cannot select options that were not included in the deployment archive during the export. For information about how specific objects in the content store are imported, see Deployment Conflict Resolution Rules When Importing and Exporting.

You can also use the New Import wizard to upgrade entries from previous releases of the product. You can upgrade report specifications during the import, or choose to upgrade them at a later time using the New Report Upgrade wizard. For more information, see Upgrading report specifications.

When you run an import, content store ids are deleted and new ids assigned. If the store ids must be retained because they are used by certain IBM Cognos functionality, you can choose to preserve store ids. For more information, see Content ID assignment.

To use an existing import deployment specification, see Modifying an existing import deployment specification

If you do a partial deployment of specific public folders and directory content, the import wizard shows whether packages and folders already exist in the target environment and the date and time they were last modified. You can use this information to help you decide how to resolve conflicts. When you redeploy, the wizard also shows whether the packages and folders were in the original deployment.