To migrate a new application to a different environment, you must first package the application so that it can be imported to the new environment.
Packaging and importing a new application include the following procedures:
- Merging application changes
- Packaging an application for migration
- Importing the packaged application
If you developed your application features in separate branches, use the Merge Branches wizard to merge the branches before you package the application. The wizard shows any merge conflicts so that you can correct them before you merge the branches.
For information about how to use the Merge Branches wizard, see Merging branches.
Before you can migrate a new application to a different environment, you must package the relevant data instances and rulesets into a product rule. The product rule is an instance of Rule-Admin-Product, and it is referred to as the RAP file.
- Dev Studio: Click Configure > Application > Distribution > Package to start the Application Packaging Wizard. For information about how to use that wizard, see About the Application Packaging wizard.
- Complete each page of the Application Packaging Wizard.
- On the last page of the wizard, click Preview.
- Review the contents of the generated RAP file.
- On the last page of the wizard, click Modify to make any changes.
- When the RAP file is complete, click Export. The wizard creates a downloadable .ZIP or .JAR file on the current application server node.