Export WizardLast Updated: 08/23/2016 Introduced in Verision: 2.0
Starting from Decisions 3.2.0 version any entity that needs to be exported should be associated with the Module. It can be one of the modules that comes with Decisions or a custom module created by the user. This does not mean that user is able to export modules only, single entities can be exported as well. This tutorial shows how to use Export Wizard that was implemented in Decisions 3.2.0.
Exporting Single Entity
First, we locate a thumbnail for the Flow we want to export and from its Action menu select Manage > Export.
Export Wizard window pops-up. In this Wizard user can select an existing module from the list or create a new module by typing Module Name in the text box on the left hand side.
We type the Name for the New Module and click Continue.
In the resulting window Wizard prompts the user with all information about the Module. We have several options here: Export, Export Module, and Change Module. We click Export first…
In the resulting window we click Download link…
Security Warning window pops up and we follow File Download procedure.
If we select Export Module in the following exporting step…
Export Wizard prompts the user with Download link for the module. We click Download link.
And follow file download instructions.
Finally, Change Module link navigates us to the previous Form in the Wizard where we are able to Create a new module or to Pick a module from the list of existing modules.
We pick the Module from the list and click Continue.
In the resulting window we can confirm that the module for our Flow is changed.
Mention, that when we associate an entity with the module there is a new Action created for the entity Export. From entity Action menu we select Manage > Export > Publish To Server option. This option allows the user to Export the module to the different machine (if user has an access to that machine).
Note: this Action is removed in Decisions 4.0.
On the resulting window we provide credentials to the instance and the web address. When finished, we click Ok and the module is being exported to the server.
From Folder Actions select Manage > Export
Export Wizard pops up. We enter a Name for the New Module and click Continue.
In the resulting window we are able to: Exclude History, Exclude Hidden, and Include Sub Folders. Then, we click Export to proceed to the Download window.
On the Download window we click Download link and follow the instructions to save the file.
Exporting Entity With Elements that Are Not Included In the Module
For this example we added a Sub Flow to the Flow Entity we have been working with in this tutorial. This Sub Flow is not included into the Module that main Flow associated with. From the Main Flow Action menu we select Manage > Export.
In the resulting window we select Export Module.
Next, Export Wizard prompts us with new window where we can Click Add Dependencies link or skip to Download the Module.
If we decide to Add Dependencies we will be redirected to the following Export Wizard form. Here, we can either Add All Related Items to the Module or to go through each related item individually and decide if we need to include this item into the Module.
When finished, we click Download button to proceed to the Download window of the Export Wizard.
In the resulting Download window we click Download link and follow instructions to save the file.