You can create an import file from an existing Financial Management application.
To create an import file from an existing Financial Management application:
Click From HFM Application.
Enter the following information:
User name and password
Financial Management Web URL
Financial Management application name
Specify the name for the EPMA import file or browse to find an existing file to overwrite.
Optional: To view the import file in a text editor, click View.
Optional: Enter a prefix for the dimensions.
Optional: Select Save metadata file.
When Performance Management Architect imports an application, it is imported as an .xml file (metadata.xml). Performance Management Architect runs the transformation and creates an .ads file from the metadata.xml file. Typically, this file is used for troubleshooting purposes. For extremely large applications, we recommend that you do not select this option.