This documentation supports the 22.1 version of BMC Helix Innovation Studio.

To view an earlier version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Deploying application tailoring changes

Administrators can apply the application customizations by deploying a content package. During deployment, BMC Helix Innovation Studio overwrites the existing application's definitions with the definitions in the content package. The data is imported based on the rules you select while creating a content package.

The following table describes certain actions that you can perform on the packages in BMC Helix Innovation Studio:

ActionCondition to perform this action

Import export packages that you created in earlier versions.

The version of the application and export package that you are importing must be the same.

Import content packages that you created in the earlier versions and deploy them in a production environment.

The version of the application and content package that you are importing must be the same.

Import content packages that you created in the earlier versions and deploy them in a tailoring environment.

You can import a content package whose version is not the same as the application version.

While creating or importing a package, you can also check its version in the following ways:

  • Creating a content package—While creating the content package, on the Options tab, the Version field displays the version of the package.
  • Importing a content or export package—The .zip file of the package has the version number appended to it. Otherwise, unzip the file and search for the .manifest file that has the version number.

You can also check the version of an application or library. After you log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio, on the Workspace tab, the Version column displays the version for the individual application or library.

Before you begin

Ensure that you complete the following tasks:

  1. Tailor an application according to your business needs.
  2. Create a content package that includes the tailoring changes of the application.

To import a content and an export package

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio and navigate to the Workspace tab.
  2. Select the installed application for which you want to apply the changes in the package.
    The application details are displayed.
  3. Select Actions > Import Definitions and Data.
  4. Select the package that you want to import.
    The Import Definitions and Data dialog box appears that shows the package import is in progress, as shown in the following image:
  5. After the package import is complete, click Close.
    The following image shows the Import Definitions and Data dialog box after the import is complete:

The package is imported, and the tailored definitions and data are available for use in BMC Helix Innovation Studio.

Troubleshooting

The import of the content package fails and generates issues

If the import of the content package fails, as an administrator, you can download the log files to track the activities and resolve issues observed during the import. To view the logs for import content packages, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio and navigate to the Workspace tab.
  2. Select the installed application for which you want to apply the changes in the package.
    The application details are displayed.
  3. Select Actions > Content package import logs.
  4. In the Content package import logs window, perform the actions as described in the following table:

    Fields

    Description

    Package creation dateLists the creation date of all the imported content packages. You can select the creation date to filter the packages you want to view to check the logs.
    Package nameDisplays the content package name.

    Created byDisplays the name of the user who created the content package.
    View

    Displays the following options:

    • Definitions—Lists all the definitions from the imported content package.
    • Data—Lists all the data from the imported content package.
    Application/LibraryDisplays the applications or libraries that are included in the content package.
    MessagesDisplays the status report of the success or any failures for all the data and definitions selected from the content package. You can select one of the following options:
    • All
    • Success
    • Warning
    • Error
    • Unchanged
  5. Click View log.
  6. Click Close.

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