Database Cluster Import/Export

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Edition Date: September 2017

Part Number: 372842N-01

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To ease copy and paste operations from one cluster to another, a set of cluster import/export options is available. You can find them in the cluster object right-click menu.

Cluster Import/Merge

This option allows copying the whole or part of the content of a different cluster to the current cluster. In a dialog, you can select the source database/cluster, which content to copy, and the copy mode. The copy mode determines how the merge behaves in case of a naming conflict (that is, an object with the same name already exists in the target cluster):

  • Copy using source: The object, including all its sub-objects, is copied from the source. The original target object is lost.
  • Copy using target: The target object is kept. The source object is ignored.
  • Merge using source: The source object is copied. Sub-objects found in the original target object are kept only if they were not contained in the source object.
  • Merge using target: The target object is kept. Sub-objects found in the source object are copied over only if they were not yet contained in the target object.

You also can copy over content from a cluster of a different protocol type, but in this case not all content might be copied over. You will see a warning in this case and should carefully check the result of such an operation.

Export as LIN description file (.ldf)

This option is available for LIN clusters only. Besides saving the database in the FIBEX XML format, it allows exporting the LIN cluster content to a LIN description file (.ldf).

Note Note  A LIN description file exported in this way might differ from a LIN description file that the cluster has been read from, as the Database Editor does not handle all LIN description file content.

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