|Summary||This article describes how to export and import projects from one Vista server to another.|
|Written for||Vista Admin/Analyst|
|Keywords||vista; askiavista; askiavista tool; tool; import; export; projects;|
It's possible for Vista Administrators to export a project and then import it into another Vista server.
Navigate to the Vista installation directory on the server: C:\Askia\AskiaCtrl\AskiaVistaTool\
Run the "AskiaVistaTool.exe" application.
Select the following options for the export:
- User the project exports from
- The project you want to export
- Items within the project you want to export
After all of your selections are made for the export, hit the "Export" button.
Choose a save location and name for the file.
This will generate a .avbundle file which can then be copy/pasted onto a different Vista server.
Now that you have the exported .avbundle file, you can go through the process of importing that file into the other Vista server:
- Copy/Paste the *.avbundle file into the other Vista server
- Open the AskiaVistaTool.exe
- Navigate to the "Import" tab in the tool
- Browse to your *.avbundle file
- Choose which items you want to import
The drop-down boxes allow you to choose what happens to the import of the item(s) if they already exist on the Vista server you're importing this file into.
If I try to re-import this exported file on the same server I exported it from, I'll have all of the same project settings. So, if I want to choose what to do with my sub-populations, I can let the AskiaVistaTool do the following to an item that already exists:
- Skip, don't import
- Override existing item
- Import as duplicate item
In the case that I already know my sub-population exists and I know there are no differences between the already-existing one and the one I'm about to import, I would choose to skip that import. But if you wanted to be safe, you could import it as a duplicate and delete it later. It's up to the user.
In the AskiaVista SQL database there is a table dedicated to remembering if an importation has already been done ([AskiaVista].[dbo].[AV_ImportationMap]).
So, normally if you import/export several time to and from the server, the importation will not create duplicates; instead it will update existing items (according to the specified options within the AskiaVistaTool, like shown above with the drop-down boxes).
Feel free to contact Askia Support (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.