Summary: this page describes how to manage Applications using the Admin Center.


A user with the ADMIN or SUPER ADMIN role is required.

Introduction

The Applications panel (panel 5) enables you to manage the Applications that are available in CAST Imaging:

  • Job Queue Management: use this option to view the status and/or cancel any current app import/app to app dependencies scan/app delete job:

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.

  • Search: use the search icon to search for an Application in the list of imported Applications.
  • Delete: will remove a selected Application (or Applications is multiple Applications have been selected) from CAST Imaging.
  • Edit: allows you to edit the alias for a selected Application (or Applications is multiple Applications have been selected). See Admin Center - Managing application aliases.

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:

  • tick/select one single Application
  • tick/select multiple Applications at random
  • tick/select the tick box in the column header to select all Applications listed on the current page
Name

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 VersionIndicates the version number of the ETL tool used to import the Application into CAST Imaging.
Import DurationDuration of the import process.
Last Updated OnMost recent time the Application was updated (i.e. the time it was last imported).
Schema NameName of the schema in which the Application was originally stored and exported from.
Default AliasAn 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.
Selected Alias


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:

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: