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Is File Load Taking Too Long?

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If your company is in the midst of a data migration to Agile PLM and has been around for a while, chances are you have quite a few attachments to migrate over. While the mechanics of file load are not difficult, it can be a time consuming process. This blog aims to speed up your import by walking through the use of a custom file vault

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Is File Load Taking Too Long?

  1. 1. Is File Load TakingToo Long?
  2. 2. About Us PLM Mechanic specializes in the technical aspects of Oracle’s Agile PLM solution We offer the following service: – Agile PLM installations and upgrades Is File Load Taking Too Long? – Agile PLM maintenance and help desk functions – Agile PLM hosting – Customization PLM Mechanic also has several product offerings
  3. 3. Consider using a custom vaultIf your company is in the midst of a data migration to AgilePLM and has been around for a while, chances are you havequite a few attachments to migrate over. While themechanics of file load are not difficult, it can be a timeconsuming process. This blog aims to speed up your import bywalking through the use of a custom file vault.So what is a custom vault? A custom vault is a read only filesystem that is attached to the file manager. Files can bechecked out, but when they are checked in, they are copied tothe primary read/write location of the vault. The load processfor a custom vault is much faster because only the referenceto the file is made in the database as compared to adding areference as well as the file.
  4. 4. Setting up a Custom File Vault1. Copy the attachments to the File Manager and note the path of the top level directory2. Log into the Java Client3. Navigate to Admin Tab | Server Settings | Locations | File Manager tab4. Double click the file manager that will host the custom vault5. Click the plus button to add a new vault.6. In the Vault Type field, select Custom7. In the Description field, type a description of the vault8. In the Base Storage Directory field, enter the path from step 19. Click OK10. Restart File Manager
  5. 5. Setting up a Custom File Vault
  6. 6. Preparing the File Load fileOnce the vault is configured, it is time to load the references tothe file to add. The big differentiator is that the flag used isINPLACE not FILE. Here is a very basic sample file:ITEM,PLMMECH1,,folder1/file1.txt,INPLACE,Sample File 1ITEM,PLMMECH2,,folder2/file2.txt,INPLACE,Sample File 2ITEM,PLMMECH3,,folder2/file3.txt,INPLACE,Sample File 3One thing to note is the path. Normally with file loads, the fullpath of the file to be added would be included, but our files arealready part of our Agile deployment due to the inclusion of thecustom vault above. Therefore, all we need to do is provide therelative location of that file for it to be associated to the Agileobject.
  7. 7. Preparing the File Load fileHere is a view of our custom vault that was referenced:Now that the vault is attached and the load file created, the fileload can be executed from the Java Client as you would do anyother file load.
  8. 8. Preparing the File Load fileAs you can see from the screen shot below, after attaching thefiles, they are now available in Agile.
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