Zip and Upload the Exported Artifacts to the EPM Cloud Environment

If artifacts in your on-premises environment contain unicode characters, ensure that the artifacts are zipped from an environment in which the unicode characters are displayed correctly in the file system. If the artifact in the file system appears garbled, the artifact will fail to import into Planning.


The following steps apply to an on-premises Windows environment. You can perform equivalent steps for other platforms as well.

To zip the artifacts and upload the ZIP file to a service instance:

  1. On the computer where Foundation Services is installed, navigate to the File System folder that stores the artifacts that you exported.

    The default export location is MIDDLEWARE_HOME/user_projects/epmsystem1/import_export/admin@native directory.

  2. Select all the folders that were exported to the File System folder and zip up the contents using a third-party software such as 7-Zip:
    1. Right-click the exported folder, select 7-Zip, and then select Add to Archive.
    2. In Add to Archive, right-click the selected folders and set the following information:
      • In Archive, change the name of the archive to OnPremisesApplication.

      • In Archive Format, select Zip.

      • In Parameters, enter cu=on, which preserves the Unicode paths and file names.

    3. Click OK.
  3. Using the uploadFile EPM Automate command, upload the ZIP file to your Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud environment. You use the following sequence of commands to upload the file:

    epmautomate login example_admin example_password/password_file example_url

    epmautomate uploadfile OnPremisesApplication.ZIP

    The upload process may take a few minutes to complete.

    You may also upload using Migration. See Uploading Archives to the Service.