LANSA supports the concept of exporting and importing application definitions and data to move information between different partitions or different LANSA Systems.
If you need to create an export where only a small number of objects is required, use the 8.8.1 Quick Export facility. To move large volumes of objects or a LANSA application and data use the LANSA Deployment Tool. (For details, refer to the LANSA Deployment Tool Guide.)
An import is performed to a specific partition.
To execute an import, you must have first used LANSA's export feature which creates files that can then be imported into Visual LANSA. Refer to Exporting and Importing in the .
A LANSA import can be executed using the following methods:
- Use the Quick Export provides a simple and easily accessible way for users to create exports of Visual LANSA object definitions. option within Visual LANSA to import from a directory on a local drive menu, and select the
- Use the 8.8.4 LIMPORT icon in the LANSA, Settings and Administration folder, to import from a directory on a local drive
- Use the 8.8.5 LIMPORT (from IBM i) icon in the LANSA, Settings and Administration folder, to import using shared folder support on an IBM i Server.
Before you start to import data into the repository, your repository must be correctly initialized.