Performing a Smart Export/Smart Import

Up until version 11.1.1.6.0 of ODI, exporting and importing objects presented a particular challenge: the management of dependencies. When importing an object, the developers had to make sure that all dependent objects were in place before the object itself was imported. For instance, before importing an interface, models and KMs referenced by that interface had to already be in place. But what if they had not been exported along with the interface? With version 11.1.1.6.0, the notion of Smart Export/Smart Import solves the dependency problem. In addition, it will give you the ability to merge the new imported objects with existing objects; you can always select whether you want to keep the existing objects ...

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