The "Batch operations" tab allows user to perform import or export of multiple resources simultaneously:

PCS_Explorer_Batch_operations

Press the relevant button to select the operation you wish to perform: "Batch import" or "Batch export".

Batch Import

batch_import_button Having selected the batch import operation, press add_resource_button in the "Batch import" dialog:

Batch_import_window

In the dialog that appears, navigate to the location with resources you wish to import. Select the desired file(s) holding the <Ctrl> key down and press the "Open" button to proceed.

The selected resources will be listed in the "Batch import" dialog:

Batch_import_selected_profiles

Delete_resource_button If the selected resource is not required for the current import session, you can remove it from the resources list by pressing the corresponding button next to it.
Next_button Once all the required resources are selected, press "Next". As a next step, define the following settings for the batch import operation:

Batch_import_settings

  • Create missing descriptors – check this option to enable creation of the missing descriptors of profiles imported within the given batch import session.

  • Restore deleted descriptors – check this option to restore the previously deleted descriptors of profiles imported within the given batch import session.

Next_button Press "Next" to continue. In the following dialog, the export validation check is performed:

Batch_import_validation

The import validation procedure is similar to the one of the database validation.
Import_button Press the "Import" button to launch the operation. The following dialog informs about all the batch import operation related processes execution:

Import_resources_window

finish_button Press "Finish" to complete and quit the dialog.

The imported profiles will be added to the PCS profiles list on the "Resources" tab of Cinegy Process Coordination Service Explorer.

Batch Export

batch_export_button Having selected the batch export operation, press add_resource_button in the "Batch export" dialog. The following dialog appears allowing you to select the resources for export:

Batch_export_window

Check the boxes next to the desired resources and press "OK".

The selected resources will appear in the "Batch export" dialog:

Selected_resources_for_export

Delete_resource_button If the selected resource is not required for the current export session, you can remove it from the resources list by pressing the "Delete" button next to it.
Next_button Once all the required resources are selected, press "Next". As a next step, define the following settings for the batch export operation:

Batch_export_settings

  • Output filename – use the keyboard or press the browse_button button to define the directory for storing the exported profiles.

    To automate naming, the filename macro is supported. Refer to Macros for details about macro templates.

  • Override target files – with this option enabled, the existing resource files having the same names will be replaced with the ones being exported.

  • Export metadata attributes – check this option to enable export of metadata attributes during the batch export operation.

  • Include read only attributes – check this option to enable export of the read only attributes.

Having specified all the parameters, press "Next" to proceed. In the following dialog, the export validation check is performed:

Export_validation

The export validation procedure is similar to the one of the database validation.
export_button Press the "Export" button to launch the operation. The following dialog informs about all the batch export operation related processes execution:

Export_resources_window

finish_button Press "Finish" to complete and quit the dialog.

The exported resources will be saved in the PCS resource archive file with the specified name.