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wendywallace
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Is there a way to export NPrinting v17 project including Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Templates and Reports from one server to another? This would be a migration from a Development Server to a Production Server both running v17.3 NPrinting.

How do we export an NPrinting "Project" from a Development Server to a Production Server in v17?  Both servers running the same version of NPrinting v17.3  By "export" and "project" I am referring to the Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Template, and Report.  The same as an .nsq in v16 and prior.  Is this possible in v17?

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lech_miszkiewic
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Re: Is there a way to export NPrinting v17 project including Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Templates and Reports from one server to another? This would be a migration from a Development Server to a Production Server both running v17.3 NPrinting.

Short answer is: NO. It is currently not supported.

You can however migrate wholer repository (inlcuding All apps, all connections etc.)

This is described well in help document.

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/nprinting/17.1/Content/AdministeringQVNprinting/BackupRestoreRepository/...

regards

Lech

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lech_miszkiewic
Honored Contributor III

Re: Is there a way to export NPrinting v17 project including Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Templates and Reports from one server to another? This would be a migration from a Development Server to a Production Server both running v17.3 NPrinting.

Short answer is: NO. It is currently not supported.

You can however migrate wholer repository (inlcuding All apps, all connections etc.)

This is described well in help document.

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/nprinting/17.1/Content/AdministeringQVNprinting/BackupRestoreRepository/...

regards

Lech

wendywallace
New Contributor III

Re: Is there a way to export NPrinting v17 project including Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Templates and Reports from one server to another? This would be a migration from a Development Server to a Production Server both running v17.3 NPrinting.

Thank you for the confirmation.  We have customers that are developing nPrinting reports on a "Dev" server then want to migrate completed work to a "Prod" server.  At the moment, this process requires a rebuild of all that is in Dev. Do you know of any plans to enable the promotion of a single report project from one server to another, similar to using an .nsq in earlier versions of nPrinting?

lech_miszkiewic
Honored Contributor III

Re: Is there a way to export NPrinting v17 project including Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Templates and Reports from one server to another?  This would be a migration from a Development Server to a Production Server both running v17.3 NPrinting.

I am in the same position with my clients. In terms of plans to enable single project migration - there are unofficial information that this funcionality is on NPrinting roadmap, but has no planned release date.

regards

Lech

wendywallace
New Contributor III

Re: Is there a way to export NPrinting v17 project including Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Templates and Reports from one server to another?  This would be a migration from a Development Server to a Production Server both running v17.3 NPrinting.

I certainly hope is added.  Some reports are quite elaborate.  The build taking many hours to complete.  The inability to migrate a single report is quite disappointing for customers that want to keep development separate from production.

roharoha
Valued Contributor III

Re: Is there a way to export NPrinting v17 project including Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Templates and Reports from one server to another? This would be a migration from a Development Server to a Production Server both running v17.3 NPrinting.

I never understood why everything must be in one repository...

vlad_komarov
Valued Contributor III

Re: Is there a way to export NPrinting v17 project including Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Templates and Reports from one server to another? This would be a migration from a Development Server to a Production Server both running v17.3 NPrinting.

This option is scheduled for the next release (Sept 2017) and is available as a Beta:

Download the Technical Preview

Vlad

lech_miszkiewic
Honored Contributor III

Re: Is there a way to export NPrinting v17 project including Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Templates and Reports from one server to another?  This would be a migration from a Development Server to a Production Server both running v17.3 NPrinting.

Keep in mind that feature in Sep Release allows you only to migrate report!

It does not cover project migration which would include entities like app, connections, filters etc...

regards

Lech

vlad_komarov
Valued Contributor III

Re: Is there a way to export NPrinting v17 project including Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Templates and Reports from one server to another? This would be a migration from a Development Server to a Production Server both running v17.3 NPrinting.

Actually, I was under impression (after watching the second video in the article) that this feature exports/imports not only "report". They are talking about migrating few other things, including Filters and App's references...

From release notes: "Exported compressed files contain also the other information related to the report like users and filters."

Would be nice to check the final version....

Regards,

Vlad

lech_miszkiewic
Honored Contributor III

Re: Is there a way to export NPrinting v17 project including Ap, Connection, Tasks, Triggers, Templates and Reports from one server to another?  This would be a migration from a Development Server to a Production Server both running v17.3 NPrinting.

It holds information what objects are used in report (filters etc..) but it does not migrate those objects...

Steps i have done to show this:

  • I have exported report with filter
  • I have deleted filter from NPrinting environment
  • I have imported report from previously exported Zip file
    • during import it indicates that there should be a filter in my environment that imported report is using (and clearly it is not there because i have deleted it) so it allows me to either create new one or match it with different filter from my filter list.
    • the same applies to connection!

see screenshot:

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hope this is now clearer for you.

cheers

Lech

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