Object Type Migrator

The Object Type Migrator contains the additional option Replace existing special cmds? If the validation to be migrated references PPM special commands (including parent and child special commands) that exist in the target PPM instance, you can decide whether or not to replace them. The default value is No.

Regardless of the migrator settings, special commands missing from the destination instance are created automatically.

Figure 10-8. Object Type Migrator

For information about most of the controls in this migrator window, see Defining Entity Migrators.

Configuration Considerations

The PPM Object Type Migrator also transfers the following information:

  • Special commands referenced by command steps

  • Validations referenced by fields

  • Environments referenced by validations

  • Special commands referenced by validations

  • Special commands referenced by other special commands

  • Ownership group information for the entity

    Note: The migrator transfers references to environments from validations, but does not create any new environments. If the referenced environment does not exist in the destination instance, the migration fails. If this happens, create the missing environment manually in the destination instance.