Preparing to Import or Export SAS Package Metadata

General Preparation

The SAS Package import and export wizards are easy to use, especially when you are working with small packages of metadata on the same metadata server. However, it can sometimes be difficult to map servers, libraries, and other attributes when an object is imported from a different metadata server. Accordingly, administrators should carefully plan the import or export of large amounts of metadata, or the import of metadata from one metadata server to another. For more information, administrators should see the "Using the Promotion Tools" chapter in the SAS Intelligence Platform: System Administration Guide.

Preparing to Export and Import Jobs with Data Quality Transformations

Many of the features in SAS Data Quality Server and the DataFlux Data Management Platform can be used in SAS Data Integration Studio jobs. For example, you can use DataFlux standardization schemes and definitions in SAS Data Integration Studio jobs. You can also execute DataFlux jobs, profiles, and services from SAS Data Integration Studio.
If you export and import jobs that contain DataFlux Batch Job transformations or DataFlux Data Service transformations, then there are some special considerations. These transformations specify a DataFlux Data Management Server that will execute the transformations. After you export and import a job that includes one of these transformations, check to see that the imported transformation specifies a server that is appropriate for the new environment. If the specified server is not appropriate for the new environment, replace the old server reference with a new server reference. For more information about this task, see Update or Add a Data Management Server Definition in SAS Management Console.
One way to avoid a mismatch of server names is by using a standard server name (such as localhost) for DataFlux Data Management Servers in the source and target environments. You can do the same with port numbers.