• Crystal Vázquez Zambrana

Lifecycle Management – Part 4: How to Import Objects from a .TGZ file

In the previous blog post of our seven-part series, we demonstrated how to export a file to a .tgz file. Now that you have the file on hand, let’s walk through the process of importing objects and data to other tenants.


Import objects in the file system

Importing objects is a very simple process that involves several steps. Below, I’ve listed out all of the necessary steps with corresponding screenshots to help you navigate your solution. First, locate the main menu and select Transport.


Then select the import option:


Click on the File System option:


Next, select the upload icon:


From here, click Select Source File and select the TGZ file that was downloaded to your desktop:

Click OK:


In the pop-up window, select Upload:


In the next prompt, select OK again:


Choose the objects that you would like to import and select the Import icon:


If the object does not exist in your system, it will be created and its data will be imported. By default, the system does not update or overwrite objects.


If the object already exists, you must select any of the following options:

  • Update existing object – The system overwrites the object and its data will be updated. Sharing settings will match with the settings of the imported object. In terms of models, the data privacy settings and data access controls assigned to roles will not be changed.

  • Import data only – Only data is updated while Objects remain untouched.

  • Drop Objects – If an object already exists, it will be overwritten, and the data will be updated. With models, the data privacy settings and data access controls will be updated by the imported content and the corresponding permissions assigned to each role are reset.


The progress of the import will be displayed at the top of your screen. Once all objects are imported, you can view the history of units on the file system screen.


That’s it! You’ve successfully imported objects from a .tgz file. Now, you’re another step closer to achieving more effective lifecycle management in SAP Analytics Cloud. If you want to learn more about successfully setting up your environment and taking advantage of all that SAC has to offer, first be sure to figure out the right number of tenants your organization requires, get a better understanding of how Objects work, and how to export them to a .tgz file. To get hands-on training from SAP product experts for every type of user on your team, view all of our extensive learning options that get you certified and utilizing your solution, fast!

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