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  • 1.  Merging Business Assets

    Posted 08-11-2022 15:51
    Hi, I am trying to join two existing business assets into one combined asset. What is the best and most automated way to approach it?

    Should I create a new/combined asset and then include or bring existing assets one by one?
    Has any done this kind of situation and done this type merging work in D360 Govern?
    Thanks.

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    Zahid Kamal
    CENTRAL MUTUAL
    Van Wert OH
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  • 2.  RE: Merging Business Assets

    Employee
    Posted 08-12-2022 11:19
    Hi Zahid,

    Though what you describe is not currently possible through the UI directly, it is possible through the usage of APIs ( utilizing APIs, the team can read / insert / delete items from two assets ) :

    Data360 Govern Help - API documentation (infogixsaas.com)

    If the team is looking for a more conventional / streamlined way to accomplish this, I recommend suggesting this within our "Precisely Ideas" portal :

    Precisely Ideas

    Matthew Kennedy


  • 3.  RE: Merging Business Assets

    Posted 08-16-2022 09:03
    Thanks, Matthew. For now, I might redo one of the existing assets to make it a master.

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    Zahid Kamal
    CENTRAL MUTUAL
    Van Wert OH
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  • 4.  RE: Merging Business Assets

    Employee
    Posted 08-16-2022 20:34
    Hi Zahid,

    The other option - although not automated - would be to update one asset configuration as the master, then export/download the master assets and secondary assets into Excel, merge the assets in Excel, and then use the bulk loader to bulk update the existing master assets with the new merged content.  Hope that helps!

    -Sven

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    Sven Roepke
    Precisely Software Inc.
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  • 5.  RE: Merging Business Assets

    Posted 08-17-2022 08:46
    Hi @Sven Roepke, @Matthew Kennedy,

    Business continuously evolves, and so does the way we govern and manage Data.
    Often this changes require to adapt the metamodel, i.e. the Data360 artifacts:

    • Merging artifacts
    • Splitting artifacts
    • Moving a standalone artifact to a tree-structured parent-child artifact
    • Moving a child artifact somewhere in the tree-structure
    • Moving an artifact away from the tree-structure 

    You can think about these operations just like files and folders on your computer storage.
    The UI of Data360 Govern does not offer ​​​any easy solution, which leads to laborious, costly and long manual migrations with potential loss of knowledge.

    It might be worth for the Product Management at Precisely to think about providing real solutions to this, as Business needs to be more agile and react fast to be able to grasp new opportunities.



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    Ivan Anckaert
    Elia System Operator
    Brussels
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  • 6.  RE: Merging Business Assets

    Employee
    Posted 08-17-2022 09:36
    Hi Ivan,

    You've articulated the problem well, and areas where there could be improvement here.  If you submit an idea as described above, I'll also upvote it.  I think the general use case you outlined, where Govern could be more flexible to support the evolution of data management and governance, is a good general enhancement request.  Ultimately these may need to be separate actual enhancements, but Product Management can review the entire request and decide how to best handle it.

    As always we appreciate the feedback and ideas.

    Thanks,
    Sven

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    Sven Roepke
    Precisely Software Inc.
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  • 7.  RE: Merging Business Assets

    Posted 08-17-2022 08:50

    Hi @Zahid Kamal

    I strongly encourage to log an Idea for your need. 

    Ping me when done, and I'll vote for it.
    I will create an idea for moving assets in parent-child tree-structure.

    ​Kind regards,
    Ivan​​

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    Ivan Anckaert
    Elia System Operator
    Brussels
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  • 8.  RE: Merging Business Assets

    Posted 08-18-2022 03:49
    @Sven Roepke, @Matthew Kennedy, @Zahid Kamal - I've logged an idea for "Drag & Drop Data360 Business/Technical Assets to/within/from Parent-Child Tree Structures". Come and vote it here:
    Drag & Drop Data360 Business/Technical Assets | Precisely Ideas​​​​

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    Ivan Anckaert
    Elia System Operator
    Brussels
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  • 9.  RE: Merging Business Assets

    Posted 08-18-2022 07:27
    Edited by Zahid Kamal 08-18-2022 09:57
    Thanks for starting this new product idea process, @Ivan Anckaert. I just voted. I am glad we are going towards a better user experience. ​

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    Zahid Kamal
    CENTRAL MUTUAL
    Van Wert OH
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