Why aren’t Group record changes copied through object migration?


Why aren’t Group record changes copied through object migration?

The short answer is that IBM TRIRIGA sees this as an unsupported customization of the Group record. Let’s clarify this further. Even though technically, behind the scenes, Groups are record data, they are currently considered TRIRIGA platform-owned and so, controlled BOs (business objects).

The platform controls exactly what Group data the object migration (OM) can export/import. Thus, any fields added to the Group BO will not be recognized by OM when exporting/importing Group records. Modifications to any platform-owned and controlled BOs are not supported. This does not just apply to Group BOs only.

If the BO is a platform-controlled object and any changes are not supported, then why does the platform currently allow changes to it?

IBM TRIRIGA currently does not prevent users from modifying any BOs, even the ones that are specifically necessary for core platform functionality. The Group BO, Document BO, and triPlatformObjectLabelManager BO are just a few examples. Although the platform does nothing to prevent users from modifying these BOs, TRIRIGA does not support the modification of any of these.

For these core platform BOs, the object migration tool is designed to pull exactly what it needs for the designed platform functionality when exporting/importing the record data tied to these BOs. In other words, any modifications will compromise the TRIRIGA platform integrity, so it becomes an unsupported action if done so.

The wiki on Core objects in TRIRIGA Application Platform functionality details the core platform business objects that should not be modified. Meanwhile, for the expressed requirement to see Group modifications exported/imported with Group record data, a request for enhancement (RFE) was submitted and will be considered for a potential platform change in a future TRIRIGA release.

[Admin: This post is related to the 11.07.17 post about core objects you shouldn’t modify. To see other related posts, use the Groups tag or Object Migration tag.]

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How do you export all of the layers of floor graphics at once?


I am a TRIRIGA user and my building has 50 floors. I have to export each floor graphic as a PDF. Is there a way to export all graphic layers in TRIRIGA at once?

In TRIRIGA, on the Graphics tab, use the “Menu”, select the check boxes of all of the layers you want to display, then use “Export to PDF” or “Print to PDF”.

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Graphics tag, Layers tag, or “floor plan” search phrase.]

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What character set is used by the IBM TRIRIGA integration object?


I am trying to export foreign language data using integration object. Alphanumeric values are exported correctly, but I cannot figure out the character set used for foreign language values, namely Japanese. The Japanese values are displayed correctly when I look at the data from a browser, and the data is stored in UTF-8 in the database. But when I export the value out to a file using the integration object, the value is no longer in UTF-8. Does anyone know what character set the integration object uses? How I can change it to UTF-8?

You are absolutely right that it should use UTF-8, but after talking to a co-working and looking at some code it does not appear that is the case. Submit a PMR and reference RTC 292380 and include that you were referred by me to submit the PMR… This issue is tracked by APAR IJ02452.

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Integration Object tag or Multibyte tag.]

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How do you export more than 1000 records with integration object?


We are currently on TRIRIGA 3.5.1.3. I have an integration object that uses a static query to export records to a flat file. It works great when I click on the Execute action on the integration object. It can export more than 27,000 records. However, I only want to export a subset of those records, so I am executing it from a custom task as described here.

If there are 1000 records or less to export, executing from a custom task runs as expected. But if there are 1001 records or more, the workflow throws a NullPointerException (NPE). How can I get it to export more than 1000 records?

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Integration Object tag or Custom Task tag.]

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Is there a way to download the imported OM package from server?


Is it possible to download the imported OM package from the front end or server?

Yes. Go to Tools > Object Migration. Locate the OM package, click the “Copy Package” icon link to the left of the OM name, then in the upper-right, click “Export”. Give it a name, click “Export”, then it will ask you to “Open” or “Save”. I would “Open” the ZIP to see where it was stored. There you have it!

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Do you need to include module as selected object in the OM package?


I added new fields to a BO, and went to Object Migration to package the BO for export. I noticed that when I search for the changes to that BO, it sometimes list the module as a possible selection. Do I need to include the module as a selected object in the OM package? I usually ignore the module from the OM package, but wondering I’m if there will be a problem down the road by doing so.

If the module was imported previously to the target environment, then no, you do not need to import it again when you bring in the changes from the BO.

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Does anyone know about Trinity for data import and export?


We are in the process of upgrading our TRIRIGA installation from 3.4.1/10.2.x to 3.5.2/10.5.2 and have run into an issue with Trinity, something that Global Services set up for us to import and export data to external systems. Does anyone know anything about it? Or know where to find any product documentation?

I work in IBM TRIRIGA Support as an L2 Support Engineer. I can tell you that Trinity is not a supported product and you would need to reach out to IBM Global Business Services (GBS) for assistance with this. I recommend starting out with a call to the IBM General Inquiries number to get in touch with GBS. That phone number is: 800-IBM-4YOU (800-426-4968).

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