Exporting a Project as an Application

You can export a project as an application that can be imported and used by other users.

The export produces a .DVA file that includes everything you need to use the application. For example, associated data sets, connection string, connection credentials, and stored data.
  1. Open the project that you want to export. Or on the Home page, locate the project that you want to export.
  2. If you’re working in a project, then click Canvas Settings and select Export. If you’re working on the Home page, click Actions and select Export.
  3. In the Export Application dialog, click the Include Data option to include the data with the exported project.
  4. Click the Include Connection Credentials option if you want to include the data source connection’s user name and password with the exported project. Note the following information:
    • For a project with an Excel or CSV data source: Because an Excel or CSV data source doesn’t use a data connection, clear the Include Connection Credentials option.
    • For a project with a database data source: If you clear the Include Connection Credentials option, then the user must provide a valid user name and password to load data into the imported project.
    • For a project with an Oracle Applications or Oracle Essbase data source: Selecting the Include Connection Credentials option works if on the connection setup’s Create Connection dialog you specified the Always use this name and password option in the Authentication field.

      If you clear the Include Connection Credentials option or specified the Require users to enter their own username and password option in the Authentication field, then the user must provide a valid user name and password to load data into the imported project.

  5. If you selected the Include Data option or the Include Connection Credentials option, then enter and confirm a password that the user must provide to import the project and decrypt its connection credentials and data.
  6. Click Save.