Importing reports between different versions

Jon Potian shared this question 28 days ago
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Is it possible to import reports from a previous version into a newer one? We are using the BMC branch of Yellowfin and have upgraded our instance from version 7.3 to 8.0.6. What are the ramifications if we do an import to the new instance from the old? Thanks!

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Hi Jon,

Unfortunately we can't be accurate with what can actually happen, however i've seen reports of missing date, incorrect conditional formatting, filters failing etc. of which may result in the corruption to views. Going forward the import/export process is more intended to move projects from test environments to staging/production environments.

Regards,

Mark

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Hi Jon,

I hope all is well,

Officially Yellowfin does not support exporting and importing across different versions however, it IS still possible to do, but you may encounter errors as stated within the warning popup that you get having attempted this;

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Let me know if this helps Jon.

Regards,

Mark

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Thanks for the reply. What sort of problems would we encounter? Would it be the report does not display results properly? Or something more serious like corrupting the view or database?

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Hi Jon,

Unfortunately we can't be accurate with what can actually happen, however i've seen reports of missing date, incorrect conditional formatting, filters failing etc. of which may result in the corruption to views. Going forward the import/export process is more intended to move projects from test environments to staging/production environments.

Regards,

Mark

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Appreciate that additional detail. Thanks again!

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Hi Jon,

No problem, pleased I could assist, going forward I will mark this Question as Answered.

Regards,

Mark

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