Creating production model from existing model

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Creating production model from existing model

I have a model that I would like to create a production model from.  Currently, the model is in the target workspace, not in our development workspace.  In order to not break sync, would it be better to move the current model into the development workspace then create a production copy?

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Re: Creating production model from existing model

@mEEhan011 

 

 You can copy model into the target workspace itself by clicking on "Create Model from Revision" and then import the model into other workspaces. Importing the model doesn't break the sync.  This option will just create the model without production data and you can use this model as Dev model for your existing model

 

On the other hand Copy model copies the model along with production data and creates a revision tag in the source model and copied target model. 

 

 

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Re: Creating production model from existing model

@Misbah 

 

I have already set up my production lists and production imports.  If I'm understanding you correctly, you suggest copying the model and importing the copy into the Dev workspace?  Then I would just change the original model to be in production?

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Re: Creating production model from existing model

@Misbah 

 

Also, the compare and sync relationship between the original (target) model and the imported (source) model in the Dev workspace will still exist if I follow the import path, correct?

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Re: Creating production model from existing model

This is correct. Once you copy a model, both are compatible until you start making changes. Copy the model into a new workspace, make the original (Production) Deployed, and then make all your changes in your new DEV and ALM will work just fine.

 

One-piece to note is that your model history will not copy, so your previous development work's history will remain in your production model as opposed to moving with your DEV model. 

 

Jason

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Re: Creating production model from existing model

@jasonblinn 

 

Just to be clear, your recommendation is to copy the model from a revision tag or use the import model function in manage models?

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Re: Creating production model from existing model

Ultimately it depends what you want to happen with the data.

 

If you copy the model using the import function, then it will retain data that is typed into cells. If this is what my current model looked like, the copy would be identical:

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If you use the Create from revision tag feature, the data will not carry over and this is what the same module would look like:

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So either will work, but you need to decide if you want to copy your data as well or not. If you use the create from revision tag feature, be sure to create a new revision tag before creating the new model so you dont lose any work form the last revision tag until now. 

 

Let me know if there is something that is unclear!

Jason

 

 

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Re: Creating production model from existing model

@jasonblinn 

 

Okay that makes sense.  Either way the size of the copied model will remain the same as the original with/without the data in cells or is there a size benefit to not copying over the data?

 

For my needs, I'll just need the structure so if there is a savings on space that would be ideal.

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Re: Creating production model from existing model

Correct, the size will remain the same either way during the copy.

 

Once you get your DEV model created, you can reduce any hierarchies that are production data so you don't have a full data set in your dev model, which will reduce the size of the DEV model.

 

So the second that the copy is made, it will be the same size, but you can immediately reduce the hierarchies to save space if needed. (Again, if they are marked as Production data only).

 

Jason

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Re: Creating production model from existing model

Sounds great. Thank you!