# Using the Cmdlets

## Start the powershell environment

In order to get started either open any powershell IDE and load the bcpToolkit Module by calling Import-Module bcpToolkit or open the bcpToolkit Console shortcut in the start menu, which already loads the module for you.

## Open the package

Before you are able to work with your BCP package you have to open it in your PowerShell environment.
You can use our VaultBcp 2020 if you need a sample package.

Open the package by calling Open-BcpPackage. For now we ignore all the bomBlob*.xml files in the package.

Open-BcpPackage -Path 'C:\Temp\bcp_samplepackage' -IgnoreBomBlobs


## Export the package

After the BCP package is loaded, we can export it to a new directory without links to the real files.
This allows importing the package on test environments, without the need for the source files at all.

Execute Export-BcpPackage with the arguments To and NoSourceFiles.

Export-BcpPackage -To 'C:\Temp\bcp_samplepackage_no_files\' -NoSourceFiles


## Close the package

When we are done with the export, we can close the previously opened BCP package.

Running the cmdlet Close-BcpPackage will release all the memory resources.

Close-BcpPackage