Managing user settings

How to export the user settings and import them into a new Dynamic Workload Console

Before you begin

To perform this task you need to have Administrator role.

About this task

User settings such as user preferences, saved tasks, and engine connections are stored in the settings repository, which by default is a local file. However, you can decide to have your settings repository on a database for all Dynamic Workload Console operations that involve user settings.

You can export the content of your settings repository as an XML file, optionally modify it, and then import it into the same or another instance of Dynamic Workload Console.

This is particularly useful for migration purposes or if you want to modify the same settings in multiple Dynamic Workload Console instances.

To export the settings and import them into a new Dynamic Workload Console, perform the following procedure.

Note: Import and export operations are performed from and to the currently-selected repository.
Note: The Import/Export operation does not apply to the Custom Board.


  1. From the navigation toolbar, click Administration > Manage Settings.
  2. In the Manage Settings panel, click Export Settings and save the XML file in a directory of your choice.
  3. Optionally, edit the file using an XML editor and save it.
  4. Log in to the Dynamic Workload Console where you want to import the settings and open the Manage Settings panel.
  5. Click Import Settings and browse to the XML file containing the settings you want to import.
  6. Log out from the Dynamic Workload Console and log in again.