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Importing an RQM process template developed in 4.0 to 4.x

Maria Victoria Martinez Torino (14924559) | asked Feb 05 '13, 1:38 p.m.
edited Feb 05 '13, 3:07 p.m.
I've just exported an RQM process template developed in 4.0. When I tried to import the PT into a 4.0.1 environment, I faced the following problem:

I know we had the ability to import PT developed in 4.0 to this 4.0.1 environment before so, am I missing something?

Thanks in advance!


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Joseph Salomone (25613) | answered Feb 05 '13, 7:28 p.m.
We do not technically support that feature, but there are side cases where that may work. This case happens when the template format does not change. These template formats are kept in check by version numbers. If the version number does not change, then it will be possible to import the template. These version numbers can even be broken down to specific parts of the template. So it is possible that you can import some templates from 4.0, but not all templates from 4.0. 

An example may be:
In A, Roles contain a name and id.

In B, Roles contain a name and id.

In C, Roles contain a name, id, and description.

So if you have a template from A that contains roles, you will be able to migrate it to B but not C. But if the template from A does not contain roles, it may be possible to migrate it to C.

Maria Victoria Martinez Torino commented Feb 06 '13, 7:23 a.m.

Thanks Joseph for replying to me question.

I understand what you say. However, what if the same process template (lets call it PT "A") developed in 4.0 was imported into a 4.0.1 environment about two weeks ago? If the import was successful that time, I should be able to repeat it now, without facing any issues, right?
The only difference between PT "A" and the PT I am trying to import to 4.0.1 is that I changed the values defined for the execution states. But that shouldn't be a problem...

Please let me know what you think of it. Thanks!

Joseph Salomone commented Feb 06 '13, 7:01 p.m.

If you are only changing the values, I cannot think of why it would not work. I would suggest that you report this as a bug.

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