Copy a configuration

Before you begin, you must set up Configuration manager (beta). For more information, see Set up Configuration manager (Lifecycle Services, LCS).

Important
This feature is not supported for production use. Configuration manager (beta) relies on entities from the Data Import Export Framework in your environment. Because these entities do not currently include all the functionality in AX 2012 R3, some configuration data is not copied between environments.

Export a configuration

You can create a stored configuration by exporting it from a specified legal entity and entities.

  1. In the Configurations to export list, click the plus sign (+).
  2. Enter a name for the configuration, and then click Start.
  3. Select a storage location, and then click Continue. You can store your configuration locally, in the cloud, or in both locations.
  4. Select an environment to connect to, and then click Continue.
  5. Review the legal entities that are available in the partitions in your environment. Select the legal entities to work with, and then click Continue.
  6. Select the entities to copy to a stored configuration.
  7. Optional: Tables that contain configuration data but are not in entities can't be copied to a stored configuration. To see these tables, click the Missing tables tab.
  8. Click Continue to create your stored configuration. After a configuration has been created, you can review what it contains.

Import a configuration

  1. In the Configurations to import list, select an existing configuration.
  2. Use the default name, or enter a new name. If the configuration was stored both locally and in the cloud, you can select which location to import the stored configuration from. Click Continue.
  3. Select the environment to import the configuration to, and then click Continue.
  4. Review the companies that are available in the partitions in your environment. Select the companies to work with by selecting the location of the company that you are importing from (for example, initialDAT), and then click Continue.
  5. Select the entities to copy to a stored configuration.
  6. Click Continue to import your stored configuration. After a configuration has been created, you can review what it contains.