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Some projects may have information about deployment unit stored in a spreadsheet. In this case, project administrators can use an Excel source to manually import the information into ManagementStudio. This article describes the fields that can be used.
For further information on data imports, please refer to this article.
When creating a new Deployment Unit, the Target Module needs to be specified in the spreadsheet.
The format needs to be one of these depending on the DU module been created.
A sample spreadsheet containing new DUs to be imported.
A screenshot showing how to link the columns to the corresponding field in ManagementStudio
Available Deployment Unit Fields
|Target Module||The deployment unit-based module. This can be an application, User Migration, Devices, Mailboxes & Bespoke||Yes, when importing new deployment units|
|Deploy Unit Id||The deploy Unit Id is a unique reference created by ManagementStudio when a deployment unit is imported into the ManagementStudio database. The use of this field will vary depending on the reason for import:||Yes, when updating existing deployment units|
|Deployment Unit||The name of the deployment unit. For example,ple the London Office.||Yes, when importing new deployment units|
|Location||The location of the deployment unit. For example,mple London||Yes, when importing new deployment units|
|Start Date||The deployment unit start date.||No|
|Process||The deployment unit's process can be set during the import process. |
For example, if the deployment unit is already in Migrating, this could be added to the import file to enable ManagementStudio to change the Process from the default value of 1. Identified to the current status of 5. Migrating.
|Sub Process||The deployment unit's sub-process can be set during the import process. This should be used in conjunction with the Process section above to ensure the correct sub-category is selected.|
For example, if 5. Migrating is selected as the Process, the Sub-Process should be set to Migrating Queue, Migrating in Progress or On Hold.
|Process Status||This is the internal Process status of the process the application is in.||No|
|Is Base Line Locked||The lock option prevents changes to the baseline deployment plan.||No|
|Is Signed Off||Shows the status of the deployment unit Sign Off.||No|
|Priority||The priority of the deployment unit can be recorded using the Priority field. Out of the box, an administrator can choose from Low, Medium and High. This field is often used to record the importance of a deployment unit.||No|
|Created By||Displays the user who created the deployment unit||No|
|Archived||Any deployment unit that has been completed and sign off can be marked as archived and moved from the primary deployment unit view. When archived, the IsArchived checkbox will be ticked.||No|
|Locked||Set the deployment unit's locked status. The records of a locked deployment units are not updated unless they are set to unlocked. When locked, the IsLocked checkbox is ticked.||No|
|Delegate 2||A list of users to delegate the Deployment unit to.||No|
|Description||Enter a description of the deployment unit that is being imported. For example, Manchester Regional Office||No|
All built in Custom fields are available to import when enabled within the Administrationtion section. Administration->Deployment Units->Grid Config
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