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Importing and Exporting Bundles

With Remote Installer, you can easily import and export Bundles and Bundle Groups any time you want. You can export one or all of the available Software Bundles to use the exported data as a backup, to share data with your colleagues or simply to import the objects to another instance of the program. The import feature can be used both to import Bundles and Bundle Groups to a Software Bundles repository or into specific Bundle Groups.

Import

Import

The Import button from the Organize Ribbon group on the Program page can be used to import Bundles and Bundle Groups from an XML file with the help of the wizard.

If you want to import Bundles and Bundle Groups into Remote Installer, press the Import button from the Organize Ribbon group on the Program page when the Software Bundles view is focused on. Optionally, you can use the Import button from the pop-up menu of the Software Bundles view. If the Bundle Group is selected, the Bundles and Bundle Groups will be added to that group after being imported. The import wizard will appear on the screen to guide you through the import process Pic 1.

The Import Bundles wizard welcome page

Pic 1. The Import Bundles wizard welcome page

The first page of the Import Bundles wizard is the welcome page used to introduce you to the feature the wizard is supposed to help you with. After reading the welcome information, press Next to continue with import.

On the next page of the Import Bundles wizard, you are offered to choose the file you are going to import Bundles from Pic 2. The file path should be provided to the Import From field. The encoding of the XML file with Bundles is detected automatically.

Choosing the import source file

Pic 2. Choosing the import source file

After the path to the required file is provided, press Next. The program will check if the file contains valid Bundles data and will display the parsed Bundles to choose from Pic 3. In case the file contains the same bundles that are already present in the repository, they won't be checked for import automatically. If you still want to import those Bundles, you can check them manually and choose the conflicts resolution mode. If the Use existing items for conflicting entries is chosen, the existing Bundles are used. So if you import the Bundles into a repository, the conflicting entries are skipped, and if you import them into a Bundle Group, the Bundles that currently exist in the program are added. In case the Create new items for conflicting entries is chosen, the conflicting entries are imported as new items.

Choosing Software Bundles to import

Pic 3. Choosing Software Bundles to import

After the Software Bundles to import and the conflicts resolution mode have been chosen, press the Finish button to proceed with import. As soon as the import is completed, the imported Bundles are added to the Software Bundles view.

Export

Export

The Export button from the Organize Ribbon group on the Program page can be used to export the Bundles and Bundle Groups from the program to an XML file that can be used in the future for import.

To perform export, select the Bundles and/or Bundle Groups to export and press the Export button from the Organize Ribbon group on the Program page. Alternatively, you can use the Export Selected and Export All items from the Software Bundles view pop-up menu. The Export Bundles wizard appears on the screen Pic 4.

The Export Bundles wizard welcome page

Pic 4. The Export Bundles wizard welcome page

The first page of the export wizard is the welcome page used to introduce you to the feature the wizard is supposed to help you with. After reading the welcome information, press Next to continue with export.

On the next page of the Export Bundles wizard, you are offered to choose the file you are going to save the Software Bundles to and the file format options Pic 5. The file path should be provided to the Export To field. You can choose the encoding to be used for saving the objects.

Configuring the export options

Pic 5. Configuring the export options

After the file path and the export format have been chosen, press Finish to proceed with export. A file containing the exported Software Bundles will be created in the specified path. The file created during export can be used in the future to import the Software Bundles back to the program.

Now that you have been fully introduced to the Software Bundles export and import options available in Remote Installer, you can use them in the future to solve your tasks.