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Area: Episerver Commerce
Applies to versions: 10 and higher
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Exporting and importing meta-models

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You can export and import meta-models. You also can compare two meta-models, which is useful during these operations.

The following classes are available in the Mediachase.BusinessFoundation.Data.Meta.Schema namespace. 

Exporting meta-models

Export a meta-model to a file with the MetaModelGenerator class. By default, MetaModelGenerator exports all elements; use the SelectedElements property of the MetaModelGenerator class to export custom elements.

Comparing meta-models

Before you import a meta-model, you should compare meta-models and create synchronization commands. You can export and compare an existing meta-model with the one you are about to import before importing it.

Importing meta-models

When importing a meta-model, follow these steps.

  1. Export the original meta-model.
  2. Compare it with the meta-model to be imported.
  3. Create synchronization commands (described in the previous section).
  4. Execute the synchronization commands.
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Last updated: Oct 24, 2016

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