Importing data from a data provider with a schedule
You can schedule the import of the metadata of the available software resources of a data provider. A software resource is available, if it has data that is ready to be imported. If the data provider supports importing software packages, you can also schedule the import of the software packages that are associated with the metadata.
If the metadata for a software resource already exists in the Software Catalog, precedence settings determine if a data provider can update the data. The exception is File Inventory data, which is additive, so precedence settings don't apply. If a software resource in the Software Catalog already has an associated software package, a data provider cannot update the package.
In the New Schedule dialog box, under Schedule, specify a schedule for the import task.
Under Input, type a description for the task.
This description identifies the task in the list of tasks that are associated with the data provider. If the task is scheduled to run in the future, it is not assigned this description until it runs.
Under Action, click one of the following options:
This option imports only the metadata of the available software resources into the Software Catalog. If a software package is associated with a software resource, a software package resource is created in the Software Catalog. This software package resource is sourced from the location that the data provider specifies.
Import Data and Package
This option imports the metadata of the available software resources into the Software Catalog and the associated software packages into the Software Library. The software package resource in the Software Catalog is sourced from the Software Library and not from the location that the data provider specifies.
Click Schedule to complete the creation of the scheduled import task.
This import task is listed in the Task Status section of the data provider.
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