Publish a Copy of Your LDM to Multiple Projects in CloudConnect
CloudConnect is a legacy tool and will be discontinued. We recommend that to prepare your data you use the GoodData data pipeline as described in Data Preparation and Distribution. For data modeling, see Data Modeling in GoodData to learn how to work with Logical Data Modeler.
If you anticipate needing to change the LDM for a destination project, export the LDM from the source CloudConnect project, import it into in a destination CloudConnect project, apply your changes, and the publish the LDM to the destination GoodData project.
Each version of the LDM that you are publishing should be maintained in a separate CloudConnect project.
In CloudConnect Designer, save your LDM file if it contains any unsaved changes. This step also automatically validates the LDM.
In the Project Explorer, secondary-click the LDM filename and select Export…. See Exporting Your Logical Data Model in CloudConnect.
In the Export window, open the General folder. Select File System. Click Next.
Click Browse…. Navigate your local directory to select the appropriate location to save the file.You can centralize editing and access by creating on your local computer a location where you store assets shared between multiple CloudConnect projects.
To save the file in the selected location, click Finish.
Select a destination project:
- To open an existing project, open the project in the Project Explorer tab. Select the model folder.
- To create a new project, select File > CloudConnect Project. Select the location of the project in your local environment.
To import into the destination CloudConnect project, secondary-click the model folder and select Import…. Navigate your local environment and select the LDM file to import. The LDM is imported into the destination CloudConnect project.
When the LDM has been imported, validate it in the new project.
Make any necessary changes to your project. See Working with LDM Objects in CloudConnect.
Validate your logical data model. See Validating Your Data Model in CloudConnect.
To save the data model, select File > Save.
To publish the project, click Publish model to server.
Where possible, preserve data.
If your changes to the logical data model in any project include the removal of attributes or facts that are referenced in reporting objects in the project, CloudConnect prevents the publication of the logical data model by default. A separate workflow is required. See Managing LDM Dependencies in CloudConnect.
Review the impact of changes. To publish, click OK.
Repeat the workflow for additional projects using versions of the LDM.