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Asset import

You can import all of the assets in an export file or select the assets that you want to import.
When you import assets, you specify the following information:
To import an asset, you need the following privileges and permissions:
Additionally, to overwrite a source-controlled asset in the target project, you must have the asset checked out.
The Import Assets page lists the assets that are in the export file. You can select which assets you want to import, and then specify which project to import the assets to. You can accept the default project, which is the same project name as the source project, or you can select a different project. If the project does not exist in the target organization, Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services creates it.
The target organization must have all of the required licenses for the assets being imported. For example, to import a mapping task, the target organization must have all of the licenses required for the mapping task. This includes the licenses required for the mapping on which the mapping task is based.
You can specify how Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services handles asset name conflicts when the export file contains assets with the same name as assets in the target project. You can choose whether to overwrite the assets in the target project. If you choose not to overwrite the assets, Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services uses the existing assets in the target project.
To see how the import handles any asset name conflicts before you start the import job, you can test the import on the Import Assets page before you import the assets. The import action displays in the Status column for each asset. You can filter the list of assets by asset name, asset type, or status.
The following image shows a list of assets and the import action to be performed when overwriting existing assets is enabled:
The image of the Import Asset page shows nine assets and the projects in which the assets are to be located. The Status column shows that during the import, Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services creates one of the assets because it does not exist in the target location. Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services overwrites the other assets because assets with the same name exist in the target location.
If the export file contains dependent objects, the target connection and runtime environment fields show the connection and runtime environments from the export file as the default. You can accept the default or select a different connection or runtime environment.
If the target organization has connections or runtime environments with the same name as those in the export file, Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services uses the connections or runtime environments that exist in the target organization. Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services does not overwrite the connections or runtime environments in the target organization.
If the export file does not contain dependent objects, and the dependent connections or runtime environments do not exist in the target organization, you must select a target connection or runtime environment. If a suitable connection or runtime environment doesn't exist in the target organization, create it in the target organization before you import the file. For example, if you want to use a connection that uses a different end point in the target organization, create the connection that uses the end point in the target organization before you import the file. When you import the file, you can select the target connection that you created.
The following image shows the source connections and runtime environment and the selected target connections and runtime environment:
You can publish taskflows when you import them.

Importing assets

Import assets from an Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services export file.
    1. Log in to the target organization.
    2. On the Explore page, navigate to All Projects and click Import.
    3. On the Import Assets page, navigate to the export file and click Open, or drag the zip file from the Downloads folder in Windows.
    The Import Assets page lists the assets in the file.
    4. Optionally, change the import job name.
    5. Choose whether to overwrite existing assets with the assets in the import.
    6. Select the assets that you want to import.
    If the export file contains a project and you want to import the entire project, select all of the assets. Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services creates the project in the source organization.
    7. Select the target project or accept the default.
    8. For each source connection, select the target connection or accept the default.
    9. For each source runtime environment, select the target runtime environment or accept the default.
    10. If you want to publish taskflows when you import them, select Publish Taskflows after import.
    11. Click Test to see the potential results of the import.
    In the Select Assets area, the status for each asset shows the action that the service performs when you import the files.
    12. If necessary, revise your selections to resolve any issues in the test results.
    13. Click Import.
    You can see the progress of the import on the Import tab of the My Import/Export Logs page. When the import process is complete, a message appears in Notifications. Click the link in the message to open the log details page and see the results of the import.