Using the Cmdlets

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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