A n00b’s OneStream Journey No. 4 — Deleting and reloading an application

Moving an application tither and yon

Moving applications across environments is part and parcel of practically any CPM vendor’s tools. It’s here in production and I want it to be there migrated back into development. Or the other way around. Or across servers. Or to a laptop (for we consultants). Whether your team does the moving, or your IT department does it, or your managed service provider does it, or if indeed your software vendor’s cloud team does it, the key bit is that someone does it. Also, it could be you who does the moving.

If you think this is hard, or requires many hours, or is fraught with the potential for error (erm, except for the self-harm Yr. Obt. Svt. inflicts upon himself as I stumbled through this), you’re wrong. It’s dead easy with OneStream.

Let’s do this in steps.

Step the first, extract the application for migration

Just a note – the process I’m going to illustrate below will be for metadata (dimensions, CubeViews, security, dashboards, etc.) only. There’s a separate step that extracts data and I’ll cover that in some later post.

Just another note – this is from an honest to goodness customer application and