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Migrating Workflow Processes from Development to Production

Once you have tested your workflow processes in your development environment, you can move them to the production environment.

NOTE:  Before migrating data, make sure that all data required for the workflow process is also present in the target environment. For example, if your workflow process requires custom entries in the list of values (LOV) table, make sure that these are present and active.

Siebel applications provide two utilities for migrating workflow processes from development to production:

  • REPIMEXP. The Repository Import/Export utility is found in the siebel/bin directory. Use REPIMEXP for bulk migration of repository objects, including workflow definitions. In the command-line interface, type repimexp/help to view your usage options.

    NOTE:  Using REPIMEXP, you cannot pick and choose which workflows to migrate. To select a single workflow or only certain workflows for migration, use the Import/Export migration option.

  • Import/Export functionality in Siebel Business Process Designer. Use Import/Export for incremental migration of workflow definitions. You use Siebel Tools to export workflows from one environment, and to import workflows to another environment.

    NOTE:  The Workflow import/export feature is designed only to migrate individual workflow processes or small sets of workflow processes. For example, Workflow import/export will not migrate 150 workflow processes at one time. To migrate large numbers of processes, break them into smaller sets of 10 workflow processes or less.

NOTE:  If you choose not to connect Siebel Tools to your production repository, you must use REPIMEXP for migration of all your workflow process definitions.

More information, see Importing or Exporting a Process Definition.

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