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IPS Data upload utility for Migration - Part 1

Updated: Jul 19, 2021

Migration is the process of moving the data from older application (legacy system) into a new application. Any standard application in the market supports migration framework to bring data into the system. IPS Data Upload is one of the migration utility to support importing the new data or to update existing data into Teamenter. We have other utilities to do migration, we will look into those in other blog!!!




IPS_DATA_UPLOAD utility developed by Siemens for importing data in bulk into Teamcenter. IPS Data Upload Utility is built on top of Teamcenter ITK Api's framework, so don't expect the utility to be faster than Bulk data upload utility.


IPS Data Upload is a generic utility and a all purpose tool to import data into Teamcenter. It is capable of importing various types of objects and data. It can operate in a number of modes to achieve this.


Modes Supported in IPS Data Upload:


Item

  • to create Items, Item Revisions and set/update their properties

  • to apply Release Status

  • to populate Item and ItemRevision Master forms

Forms

  • to create Items, Item Revisions and set/update their properties

  • to populate Item and ItemRevision Master forms

  • to create/update Forms and attach them to an Item or Revision

Dataset

  • to create datasets/update existing dataset's properties

  • to import files to datasets

  • to update existing files or replace existing named References

  • to attach the datasets to Items/Revisions in a specified relation

  • to create Items, Item Revisions and set/update their properties

Folder

  • to create folder and folder structure

  • to attach existing item (not revision) to a new/existing folder

BOM

  • to create and update BOMline, item, item Revs, occurrence, occurrence notes, variants, effectivity.

  • to create Items, Item Revisions and set/update their properties

  • to apply Release Status

  • to populate Item and ItemRevision Master forms

  • to create/update BOMs

  • to set and update legacy and modular variants and conditions

Relation

  • to attach Items, Revisions, datasets or forms to Items or Revisions with a specified relation

  • to move attachments from one relation to another relation within an Item or Revision

LOV

  • to insert new LOV values in existing LOV (Classic LOV. For batch lov we have an utility, refer batch lov blog for more details)

Identifiers

  • to create Alternate Identifiers and Identifier Revisions

  • to update Alternate Identifiers and Identifier Revisions

Projects

  • to create, update and assign project to existing objects.

  • to assign team members to projects.

Manufacturing

  • to create the manufacturing objects, MEProcess, MEOP and MEWorkArea objects

  • to build MEProcess/MEOP Bill of Process (BOP)

  • to create Activities

  • to create MEActivity and MEOP sequencing (PERT charts)

  • to consume Product and Plant into Process BOM

Workflow

  • to initiate workflow on the existing objects

Classification

  • to classify the existing objects and set classification attributes

POM

  • to create or update general POM objects


To be continued..