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Exporting and Importing a Data Collection Package

Published: June 11, 2010

Updated: June 11, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) enables you to export and import existing data-collection packages (DCPs). When exporting a DCP, ACT makes a copy of the file, enabling you to change the name and use the existing settings, without requiring you to start with a blank DCP. When importing a DCP, you must verify that the imported file name does not match another package already present in the ACT database. If the name already exists, you will receive an error. To fix this issue, rename the DCP that you are importing.

ImportantImportant
Your DCPs must be sorted by name to export or import your packages. For more information about how to sort your DCPs, see Creating a Data Collection Package

To export a data-collection package

  1. On the Application Compatibility Manager toolbar, click Export data collection package(s).

    The Export <DCP_Name> dialog box appears.

  2. Browse to the folder that you want to store your DCP in, and then click Save.

    The Application Compatibility Manager exports your DCP settings, uses them to create a copy of your DCP executable (.exe) file, and then saves the information in the folder that you specified.

    noteNote
    After you create the DCP, you can deploy it within your organization. For more information, see Deploying a Data Collection Package.

To import a data-collection package

  1. On the Application Compatibility Manager toolbar, click Import data collection package.

    The Open dialog box appears.

  2. Browse to the folder that contains your existing DCP, and then click Open.

    The Application Compatibility Manager saves the settings used to define your DCP, and the information becomes available on the Collect screen.

    noteNote
    An error will occur if you attempt to import a DCP with the same name as that of a package already present in the ACT database. To fix this issue, rename the DCP that you are importing.

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