Importing and exporting object schemas

Importing and exporting schemas can be useful if you're using other instances of Insight and want to move schemas between them, or if you exported a schema in the past, and now's the time to bring it back. You can choose to export only schema structure (including object types and their attributes) or also include objects.

Importing an object schema

To import an existing Insight object schema:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Insight > Configure.
  2. Switch to the Import / Export tab.
  3. Fill in the schema details. You can find descriptions of available fields in the table below.
  4. Once you're ready, click Import

After importing an object schema, you'll need to reindex Insight (not Jira). You can do it by going to Administration > Manage apps > Indexing Insight.

FieldDescriptionRequired
File name

List of previously exported object schemas that are available for import. This includes all schemas that are in the import directory specified below this field. If your schema is not on the list, copy it to this directory.

Yes
Name

Name of the object schema that will be created by the import. The name must be unique.

Yes
KeyKey of the object schema that will be created by the import. The key must be unique.Yes
DescriptionDescription of your schema.No
Import objects

Choose whether you'd like to import objects that belong to the schema. Here are some details:

  • Yes (default): Objects will be imported.
  • No: Only object schema structure will be imported. This includes object types, object type attributes, etc., but not objects themselves.
Yes
IncludeChoose whether to include attachments and avatars of objects.No
PasswordIf the file chosen for the import is protected by a password, then that password must be provided in order to perform the import.No

Exporting an object schema

To export an object schema:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Insight > Configure.
  2. Switch to the Import / Export tab.
  3. Fill in the schema details. You can find descriptions of available fields in the table below.
  4. Click Export.

FieldDescription
File name

File name for your exported schema. The file will be saved in the directory shown below this field.

Object schemaList of object schemas that can be exported.
Object schema with / without objectsChoose whether to export objects together with the schema, or only the schema structure (object types, object type attributes).
PasswordIf provided, the exported file will be protected by the password entered by the user. Later when importing this file, the same password must be provided in order to be able to perform the import.
Last modified on Feb 2, 2021

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