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Asset export

When you export assets, Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services creates an export ZIP file that contains the assets that you selected for export.
You can select individual assets to export, or you can select an entire project or folder. When you export a project or folder, the export file includes all of the assets in the project or folder.
To export an asset, you need the following privileges and permissions:
Note: Informatica recommends that you include no more than 1000 objects in an export file.

Export files

The export file includes a spreadsheet that lists the objects within the file.
The following image is an example of an export spreadsheet:
The export spreadsheet includes columns for the path, name, type, and ID for each object.

Export file structure

The export file retains the file structure of the source organization's Explore page for projects, folders, and assets. Connections and runtime environments are located in the SYS folder.
The following image shows the contents of an export file:
The image shows the Explore folder with the Accounts project folder and the SYS folder within it. The Accounts folder contains several mappings and one synchronization task. The SYS folder contains ZIP files for the connections and agent group that the mappings and synchronization task use.
The following image shows the same objects on the source organization's Explore page:
The image shows that the same mappings and synchronization task that were in the spreadsheet are displayed on the Explore page.

Object names

Each asset is contained in a ZIP file along with its associated metadata and JSON file. The zip file includes the asset name appended by the asset type.
For example, a mapping with the name of m_totals in the source organization has the name of m_totals.DTEMPLATE in the export file. When you export the m_totals mapping to the target organization, the asset has its original name of m_totals.
The following table lists the asset types and the associated extension appended to Data Integration asset names:
Asset Type
Elastic mapping
Mapping task
Replication task
Synchronization task
Masking task
Linear taskflow
PowerCenter task
Saved query
Visio template

Exporting assets

You can select a single asset, multiple assets, or a project to export.
To include multiple assets, you can either select each asset within a folder or select a project or folder to export all of its assets. If you export a project, during import you can import the entire project or import only the assets that you select.
    1. Log in to the source organization.
    2. On the Explore page, navigate to the assets that you want to export.
    3. Select the assets that you want to export.
    To export a single asset or project, select the asset or project, and then click Actions and select Export.
    To export multiple assets, select the check box to the left of each asset that you want to export. Or, select the check box for each project or folder that contains the assets that you want to export. From the selection menu, select Export.
    The following image shows the selection menu with multiple assets selected:
    The Explore page is filtered to show all assets and two of the assets are selected to export. The selection menu shows options to copy, move, export, or delete the selected assets.
    4. On the Export Assets page, change the job name or leave the default.
    5. Select whether to include dependent objects for the assets.
    6. Click Export.
    7. To see the progress of the job, select My Import/Export Logs from the navigation bar and then select Export from the menu at the top of the page. Click the name of the log to open the log details page.
    8. To download the export file when the job completes, on the log details page, click the export file name.
    Tip: You can quickly open the log details page for a completed export job in Notifications. When the export process is complete, a message appears in Notifications. Click the link in the message to open the log details page.