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ODI 12c Smart Import of a Context Updates the Logical Agents Despite IGNORE Action Having been Chosen in the Studio UI (Doc ID 2518188.1)

Last updated on JUNE 16, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Data Integrator - Version to [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


A Smart Export has been created from an Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 11g environment, containing integration Interfaces which refer to a Context. This same Context is used differently in the ODI 12c environment, therefore during the Smart Import process, the action for Context <CONTEXT NAME> has been set to ignore. After completion of the Smart Import, it has been observed that the ODI 12c physical Agents have changed for that Context.

Expected result:

**Ignoring** a Context during the smart import operation should leave the Agents, Logical Schema, etc associated to this Context unchanged.

Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. In ODI 11g, create a context and associate to a Physical Agent, and Logical Agent. Also create an Integration Interface that uses this same Context.
  2. Smart export the Integration Interface from ODI 11g.
  3. In ODI 12c Studio, smart import the above to create the **initial** infrastructure data. Keep the default import actions.
  4. In ODI 12c Studio, create a NEW Physical Agent, and assign it to the Logical Agent and Context.
    This will over-write the settings brought by the smart import at step #3 above.
  5. In ODI 12c Studio, re-smart import the above. In the smart import UI, set the action for Context to **ignore**. Complete the import.
  6. Observe in the ODI 12c Topology that now Logical Agent is mapped to the first Physical Agent in the Context instead of keeping the changes from point #4 above.


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