Is there any API that supports to export and import the workflow?
The purpose of this question is to automate the deployment of Tivoli artifacts (such as policy, workflow etc).
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7 replies Latest Post - 2013-04-06T09:26:21Z by SystemAdmin
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Updated on 2013-04-06T09:26:21Z at 2013-04-06T09:26:21Z by SystemAdmin
Re: Workflow Export & Import2013-04-04T06:43:14Z in response to SystemAdminThere are no public API for import/export that I know of.
You should be able to get the operational workflows through the APIs by going through each type e.g. ObjectProfileCatery, ServiceProfile etc. This requires an intimate knowledge of how the operational workflow model is constructed - that is actually a very long history and not suitable here.
If you go down this route you should study the ldap schema and the API doc very carefully to understand how this fits together - this is definitely not for the fainthearted ;-)
I have been working on trying to get a grip of this since the operational workflows was introduced in 4.5 - I think I have good understanding of it now - but it has taken years in the workflow engine to get to this...
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Re: Workflow Export & Import2013-04-04T15:30:22Z in response to SystemAdminWe typically automate workflow updates (say moving from test environment to production) by exporting operations to an LDIF and loading the LDIF to the target environment. This works fine, but care should be taken - erglobalids of the operation in the source and target environment should be the same.
Hope this helps.
Re: Workflow Export & Import2013-04-06T09:15:41Z in response to SystemAdminTwo places to start - the ldap server it self and the API doc/smaples.
The ldap structure is documented here : http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v2r1/topic/com.ibm.isim.doc_6.0/landing/dbschema_landing.htm
You should get at good ldap browser - my personal preferences (as they are free and actively maintained) are jxplorer and Apache Directory Studio.
If you go to the API doc start checking out the Category and different object profiles - this will be clearer when you have studied the ldap structure first...
Re: Workflow Export & Import2013-04-06T09:24:14Z in response to SystemAdminThanks all, and I found a document about the TIM LDAP Schema at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/tividd/td/ITIM/SC32-1494-00/en_US/HTML/im451_pdg06.htm
And I was able to export the workflow definition from LDAP, thanks.