How to make a granular export/import.

Document ID : KB000052483
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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This KB explains how to use the Xcart funtionality of the XPSExplorer utility to select SiteMinder objects and the XPSExport and XPSImport utility to export/import specific SiteMinder Objects.

The following example shows how to export and import an ODBC User Directory.


  1. Open a new windows, go to <SiteMinderHomeDir> and execute XPSEplorer:

    C:\Program Files\CA\SiteMinder\bin>XPSExplorer
  2. Enter 57 to Select user directory.
  3. Figure 1

  4. Enter S to search user directories.
  5. Figure 2

  6. Enter the number of the user directory, in our case 1.
  7. Figure 3

  8. Enter X to add the user directory to the XCart.
  9. Figure 4

  10. Enter Q, Q and Q to return to the main menu.
  11. Figure 5

  12. Enter X to see the Xcart Options.
  13. Figure 6

  14. Enter A to select the import mode, in our case is "ADD".
  15. Figure 7

  16. Enter the number of the user directory.
  17. Figure 8

  18. Enter N to save the Xcart.
  19. Figure 9

  20. Enter the path to save the file.
  21. Figure 10

  22. Enter Q and Q to exit.
  23. A file with the XID of the user directory has been created. Use this file to export the user directory.

  24. Export the user directory using the XPSExport utility as follows
  25. XPSExport <Outputfile> -xf <FileWithXIDs> 

    Figure 11

  26. Import the user directory using the XPSImport utility in other Policy Server as follows:
  27. XPSImport <exportFile>

    Figure 12

    The user directory has been imported.