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DI Studio Export: Include dependent objects when retrieving initial collection of objects?

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DI Studio Export: Include dependent objects when retrieving initial collection of objects?

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When exporting a package in DI Studio, the mantra is simply to right-click and export a SAS Package.  We're looking at migrating quite a bit of work, and I'm wondering if it's better to check or uncheck this box.  In a nutshell, here's what's giving me pause:

  • We have a lot of libraries defined by our SAS Admins, there for convenience to our analytics users... these suggest not checking the box, since those dependencies will still be there when the projects are imported later on.
  • But we're migrating a fair bit of stuff, so there may be custom libraries within the project and/or other custom references that are less controlled than the aforementioned libraries. It seems like this argues for checking the checkboxes.

I'm leaning towards checking the checkboxes, but will that create a ton of unwanted copies of the libraries from my first bullet point above?  I could just wing it and give it a shot, but I thought I'd ask to gain your deeper wisdom.  Thanks!


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‎09-27-2017 09:58 AM
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Re: DI Studio Export: Include dependent objects when retrieving initial collection of objects?

If you check the "Include dependent objects..." checkbox, you should be able to fine-tune what gets included on the subsequent page ("Select Objects to Export").  This will allow you to trim your package to just the objects and data you want to include, excluding those things which will already exist on the target system by virtue of libraries defined by your SAS Admins.  There's a good description of this process here.

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Re: DI Studio Export: Include dependent objects when retrieving initial collection of objects?

If you check the "Include dependent objects..." checkbox, you should be able to fine-tune what gets included on the subsequent page ("Select Objects to Export").  This will allow you to trim your package to just the objects and data you want to include, excluding those things which will already exist on the target system by virtue of libraries defined by your SAS Admins.  There's a good description of this process here.

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