Hello Community -
During the import of a Package with workflows, actions, and scripts, plus configurations, the configurations do not export with content.
All names, types and descriptions import, but not the Values.
Is there a way to export Configurations with Values?
When you import configuration elements, the values are not set. See the Developer's Guide, p.60:
"If you create a package containing a workflow, action, policy, or Web view that uses an attribute from a configuration element, Orchestrator automatically includes the configuration element in the package, but not its value. If you import a package containing a configuration element into another Orchestrator server, the configuration element attribute values are not set. You must set the attributes with values appropriate to the server in which you have imported the package. For example, if you create a workflow that requires attribute values that depend on the Orchestrator server on which it runs, setting those attributes in a configuration element allows you to export that workflow so that another Orchestrator server can use it. If you set the server specific attributes directly in the workflow, the workflow might not work if you import it into another server, because it might not find the attribute values it requires. Because the attribute values in an imported
configuration element are not set, you have to set them with values appropriate to the new server. Configuration elements therefore allow you to exchange workflows, actions, policies and Web views between servers more easily."
vCO docs team
You can export a configuration element with right clicking / export.
You can then import it with right clicking on a configuration element category / import.
If the content of the configuration element is a value it will work, if it is a reference it will only work if it can find an object with the same ID on your other vCO server.
Interesting, I can right click and choose import from the 'Provisioning' folder (not on the element), and it will import/overwrite the package created from another VCO server, but no values are populated.The two servers are at different versions, 4.1.0 vs 4.1.1 but can that be an issue?
I was able to import with values by deleting the configuration element first and then importing.
Interesting. Maybe there was a mismatch somewhere. I only tested importing existing configuration on the same server to switch from a given environment to another one.