A user with the ADMIN or SUPER ADMIN role is required.
The Applications panel (panel 5) enables you to manage the Applications that are available in CAST Imaging:
Using the queue mechanism, it is possible to trigger multiple imports, generate links for app to app dependencies one after the other and remove applications at the same time. There is limit of 25 jobs at a time for the job queue.
The tickboxes allow you to select an Application either to delete it from CAST Imaging, or to manage its alias (see Admin Center - Managing application aliases). You can:
Name of the imported Application. Rolling the mouse over the Application will show a link, which will take you direct to the Application for further review:
|ETL Version||Indicates the version number of the ETL tool used to import the Application into CAST Imaging.|
|Import Duration||Duration of the import process.|
|Last Updated On||Most recent time the Application was updated (i.e. the time it was last imported).|
|Schema Name||Name of the schema in which the Application was originally stored and exported from.|
|Default Alias||An alias is a feature which allows you to choose which CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance is used to fetch the source code for an object in a given application. See Admin Center - Managing application aliases for more information.|
If you do not see a list of Applications, click panel 2 to display the Application list:
Add Application (import new / refresh existing)
To add a new Application, or add an Application that already exists (known as a refresh), you must already have actioned an export of the application into a ZIP file created using the exporter.exe tool - see Export the CSV data. When the ZIP is ready, you can add it using panel 2:
- a refresh (adding a ZIP for an Application that already exists in CAST Imaging) will cause data in the new ZIP to be merged with existing data already imported into CAST Imaging - so new objects may be visible and existing objects may be removed or updated.
- once an Application has been updated (i.e. refreshed), it is not possible to revert back to the data uploaded during the previous "import".
- you can run an export and import all in one go - see Automation tool export and import process
Import new Application data
Upload the ZIP file containing the Application data (see Export the CSV data for information about generating this ZIP). You can either:
- drag and drop the ZIP file into the square in the middle of the screen
- or you can use the Import button to browse for the ZIP you require
If the ZIP file is accepted (a check will be done to ensure the ZIP contains the correct data files), the Applications contained in the ZIP (a ZIP can contain more than one Application) will be imported:
On completion, a summary is shown, with an option to view the import logs:
If you would like to view the imported Application, click CAST Imaging in the top left corner of the screen then select the Application in the following screen:
Refresh existing Application data
You can refresh data for Applications that have already been imported - a refresh will cause data in the new ZIP to be merged with existing data already imported into CAST Imaging - so new objects may be visible and existing objects may be removed or updated. Upload the ZIP in exactly the same way as for importing new Application data.
Remove Application data
Removing an Application will cause all associated data to be purged from CAST Imaging. This action cannot be reversed. Select the Applications you wish to remove by placing a tick in the check box, then click Remove to start the removal process:
You will be prompted to confirm that you do want to remove the Application - this action cannot be reversed:
The removal process will then proceed. On completion, a summary is shown and with an option to view the removal logs: