Importing assets from Information Governance Catalog into a catalog

You can import assets from your IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog instance into a catalog after you create an archive file with the InfoSphere Information Server istool command-line interface.

See Integrate with Information Governance Catalog for restrictions and the types of assets you can import.

Create an Information Governance Catalog archive file

You must have the Suite Administrator role and the Common Metadata User role in InfoSphere Information Server to create an archive file. The maximum size for an archive file is 5 GB.

To create an Information Governance Catalog archive file, run this command from the InfoSphere Information Server istool command-line interface:

./istool.sh
export -all -dom <Machine_Host>:<Machine_Port>
-username <user_name> -password <password>
-archive "<file_name_and_path>"
Variable Description
Machine_Host The host name or IP address of the computer where Information Governance Catalog is installed. Enclose IPv6 addresses in square brackets ([ ]).
Machine_port The port number of the computer where Information Governance Catalog is installed.
user_name The name of the InfoSphere Information Server user account.
password The password for the InfoSphere Information Server user account.
file_name_and_path The absolute path and file name for the generated archive file. Use a file extension of .isx.

Import Information Governance Catalog assets

You must have Admin role in the catalog.

To import Information Governance Catalog assets into a catalog:

  1. Choose Add to Catalog > Import Assets.
  2. Browse for the file or drag it onto the drop area.
  3. Add a source tag to describe the source of the imported assets. The tag is added to all the imported assets.
  4. Click Import.
  5. If necessary, fix import problems. After the assets are imported, you’ll get a notification with a link to the import summary report. The report lists the number of assets added to the catalog and any problems.
  6. Edit each connection asset to an on-premises database:

    a. Complete the connection asset. Associate an existing Secure Gateway service or configure and associate a new Secure Gateway service.

    b. (Optional) Secure the connection asset. Mark the connection asset as private and then add only selected collaborators as members of the connection asset.

If you discover assets from a connection that was imported from Information Governance Catalog assets, you might create duplicates of existing assets in the catalog.

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