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How to create backup of Cleansing Package to LCMBIAR of SAP Information Steward 4.1

Hello Users,

I am explaing step by step how to create backup of Cleanding Packages of SAP IS 4.1 into LCMBIAR file.

Hope this information will be helpful in many ways.

1. Go to Start and open Central Management Console (CMC)


2. Login with provided credential by administrator


3. Click on Promotion Management under Manage Heading


4. Create a new Promotion Job, Click on New Job


5. You will see the below screen. Star (*) fields are mandatory


Name*: Give a unique name to the Job

Description: Description for the Job

Keywords: Keywords related to job to identify job.

Save Job in*: Select ‘Promotion Jobs’

Source*:  Select ‘Login to a New CMS’ you will see below popup to login into source CMS where you Cleansing Packages are maintained.


Destination: Select ‘Output to LCMBIAR File’

Finally Click on ‘Create‘ Button.

6. You will see below screen


7. Drag left scroll down to Data Quality>Cleansing Packages and then select which type of CP backup you want (Private of Published)


8. After selecting type of CP you will get a list of Private/Published Cleansing Packages


9. Select one or more than one Cleansing Packages from the list and click Add & Close.

10. Now you will see below screen that will show you all the added CPs in previous step


11. Now if you want to backup all the CPs in a single LCMBIAR file select all the CPs or if you want to backup each CP separately then from this step you have to repeat the process and select only interested CP.

After selecting CPs click on ‘Promote‘ Button


12. After clicking on Promote you will see below screen which will show you the summary, security setting etc (For more details please refer to user guide).

After setting the configurations click on ‘Export‘ Button


13. This will download you a LCMBIAR file in the default configured folder in the Local Directory. That file you can share and import in other system.

Kindly give you feedback if you found it helpful.


Ankit Bansal.

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      Very helpful..:)

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      Former Member

      Thanks for the article Ankit.

      Can you please mention the situations we need to back up the cleansing Packages?

      As per my derstanding,we may need to update the CP as the data keeps changing and so are the cleansing requirements.


      Archana Mankar

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      Ankit Bansal
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      Hi Archana,

      Suppose you created any cleansing package in your local system and imported into Data Services and using to cleanse and standardize the data.

      Now someone else want to use that CP in his/her Data Services that time you will need LCMBIAR file to export and import the whole cleansing package into IS Repo. Because the CP that you have built and impoted in Data Services should be available in you IS repository also.

      And for backup purpose also you can use because IS is giving some unexpected errors and can lock your CP anytime so everytime you should get backup of your latest work.



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      Former Member

      Hi Archana,

      I agree that data keeps changing and hence the cleansing requirements. But it is recommended that you save a copy of your cleansing package to create a baseline or snapshot. Since there is no rollback or history available.

      Recommendation: Whenever you plan to make significant changes, you should to save a copy of your cleansing package as a backup before you begin those changes.


      Richa Goel

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      Former Member


      For changing rules and data, if I have already created and published a CP and now lets say I have an additional 300 rows of data and 10 additional rules.

      How can I bulk load the 300 rows of new data?  I understand I will have to create the rules one by one as per business requirements.  But it will be too much to ask the users to try and re-enter data into an existing CP, when the rows involved are this high.

      Any easy method to append such data into an existing CP?