Export a Subset of an Offering or Functional Area Setup Data

If there were changes to the setup data since the previous export, you don't have to export the entire setup data for an offering or a functional area. You can select and export only the specific setup data that changed.

However, to prevent any errors during import, make sure that the prerequisite data is already migrated. To do this task, you need the Export Import Functional Setups User (ORA_ASM_FUNCTIONAL_SETUPS_USER_ABSTRACT) role and the appropriate application administrator role with the task-specific privileges to migrate setup data. You also need access to additional roles if you're exporting certain business objects. For more information about these additional roles, refer to the topic Additional Access Required for Exporting and Importing Setup Data.

  1. Click Navigator > My Enterprise > Setup and Maintenance.

  2. In the Setup and Maintenance work area, select the offering you want to export from the Offering menu.

  3. To export setup data:

    • For an entire offering, select and open the Actions menu in the page header, and then select Export.

    • For a specific functional area, select and open the Actions menu corresponding to the functional area, and then select Export.

  4. Select Create New to create a new export process.

  5. On the Export Offering Setup Data page, in the Business Objects section, click the Show drop-down list and select All.

  6. In the Export column, deselect the check boxes of business objects that you want to exclude from the export. Business objects with a check mark remain selected for export.

    • If the setup data in any of the excluded business objects is a prerequisite for the imported setup data in the target environment, then the import might fail. Therefore, exclude or include business objects after assessing the dependencies, if any.

    • If the export service used by the selected business objects is also associated with any business object that you excluded, you're prompted to either export all related business objects or none of them.

  7. Optionally, specify appropriate scope values to filter exported setup data. By default, all existing setup data is exported for each selected business object processed during export. However, if scope is supported by any of those business objects, you can select scope values to filter the exported setup data. To specify scope values for one or more of the business objects:

    1. Select the applicable business object from the Business Objects table and then click Add. If no related business object supports scope, then the table remains empty.

    2. Search and select the value you want to use as scope for the business object and click Apply.

    3. Repeat the previous step to add more scope values if needed. Click Done when finished.

    You can also remove a scope value if it's no longer required.

  8. Click Submit to start the export process.

  9. Monitor the status of the export process until it completes by selecting Export from the Actions menu. Up to three most recent processes are listed, and are ordered from newest to oldest. Each process indicates its status at the time, and if it was completed already, then the time stamp when it was processed.

  10. While the process is still in progress, you may select the status to view how much progress the process has made at the time. A message shows you how many business objects were already processed out of the total number of objects to be processed. Click View Progress to review the details on the business objects that were already processed. Click the Refresh button to get the most recent information. Refer to the topic Review of Export and Import Process Results for detailed description of the process results.

  11. When the export process completes, select the status link to go to the Export Offering Data Results page.

    • If the process completes successfully, the status is set to Ready to download.

      1. Click Download File to download the configuration package .zip file and save it at an appropriate location. Use this file to import setup data in the target environment.

      2. In addition, review the list of post export tasks. If any tasks are listed, then those tasks aren't migrated by export and import process. You must migrate that data manually in the target environment. For instance, the excluded business objects are listed in the Manual Tasks section. You can download the Manual Tasks Report from the Actions menu.

    • On the other hand, if the process completes with errors, the status displays Ready for error review.

      1. The Business Objects table shows all business objects that had errors during processing. Refer to the topic Review of Export and Import Process Results for detailed description of the process results.

      2. Click Download Log File from the page header, which includes the error log of all business objects that experienced error. Alternatively, you can also click Actions > Download Log File corresponding to a specific business object to download error log specific to that business object.

      3. After correcting the cause of the errors, create a new export process.