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E1: OMW: Saving or Restoring Objects Specifications into or from a ZIP / PAR file in OMW (Doc ID 654394.1)

Last updated on MARCH 10, 2023

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools - Version 8.98 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.



The Save/Restore mechanism to a ZIP/PAR file in Object Management Workbench (OMW) allows a user to save and restore an OMW project or JD Edwards EnterpriseOne objects from and to local specifications. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne objects are stored in XML format within the ZIP/PAR files.

This feature is introduced beginning with 8.96 tools release. In 8.96 and 8.97 tools releases, this feature has limited functionality and the following jde.ini setting is needed to enable this feature.


Please also refer to the following section on "8.96 and 8.97 Limitation" for more information on the limitations in these tools releases.

Beginning with tools release, this feature is now fully supported. This full functionality Save/Restore mechanism is also known as the Object Packaging feature in OMW. The above jde.ini setting is no longer required and object specifications are saved into a PAR file instead of a ZIP file. A PAR file is similar to a zip file in that it contains compressed files and directories.

Object Packaging in OMW allows any type of EnterpriseOne objects to be packaged. This includes Object Librarian objects like Interactive application, Batch application, Tables, Business Functions, etc as well as non-Object Librarian objects like Data Dictionary, User Defined Codes, XML Publisher, Report Definitions, etc. For more detail, please refer to Chapter 3 of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98 Product Packaging Guide.

When a user selects the Save or Restore action button in OMW application, he is prompted with the option to either:

  1. Save or Restore object specifications to or from traditional RDMS Save Location.
  2. Save or Restore object specifications to or from a ZIP/PAR file.

For the first option, a Save Location needs to be first created. This Save Location is in fact a separate path code that contains its own set of Central Objects in the database and the directory structure on the deployment server. Please see <Document 626181.1> - "E1: OMW: Creating an Object Save Location for the Object Management Workbench" for more information.

For the second option, you do not need any Save Location. This provides a simple mechanism to save your object specs in a file based system.

This document describes in detail the Save/Restore mechanism to a ZIP/PAR file in Object Management Workbench (OMW).


This document is intended for system administrators, developers, and technical consultants who are responsible for change management activities using Object Management Workbench.   

We cannot guarantee the objects will work as expected if using a PAR file from different releases. In those instances, use at your own risk. This is cross release issue. The issue happens when the objects or DD items are not release compatible and there is no equivalent version

On tools release before, if you have save your objects into a zip file, this zip file cannot be restored to another system which is on tools release or higher. The reason is from, the format has changed and system is expecting a par file instead.

For custom Data Dictionary item refer to  E1: OMW: Restore OMW Project Created in Previous Application Release Does Not Restore Data Dictionary Items (Doc ID 1419123.1)

Sample steps to add a new record : Source Release (E920)  Target Release (E910) through application P00946 (the below steps are not supported by GCS and customer can use the steps at their own risk)

1. Fast path to P00946 and click on Add button
2. Select your source release (in this case E920)
3. Select your Target Release (in this case E910)
4. Save your changes by clicking OK
5. A record is added in F00946 table using P00946 application with source as E920 and Target as E910
6. Log into OMW and restore the DD item or object that had an issues.




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In this Document
 8.96 and 8.97 Limitation
 Saving or Restoring Object Specifications
 Steps to Save Object to a PAR file
 Steps to Restore Object from a PAR file
 Securing this Functionality

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