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Import and export templates in SAM

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SAM integrates with the SolarWinds community site THWACK to support sharing templates with other SAM customers. The SAM Template Manager allows you to export and import templates.

You can export custom templates you create for applications and custom scripts THWACK to help other customers. Exporting templates creates an XML file with an .apm-template extension and adds the template to a repository accessed by SAM.

SAM automatically connects with THWACK to list all available templates for import. You need a THWACK account to download and install the template into SAM.

Export a template

Templates can take about 5 minutes to export to THWACK. If exporting multiple templates, give SAM time to complete the export.

  1. On the Web Console, click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings, and click Manage Templates.
  2. Browse or select for a template in the list.
  3. Click Import Export > Export to THWACK.
  4. Enter your THWACK account credentials when prompted.

    If you need an account, click Create Account and follow the steps.

    File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Template_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/040/thwack-login.png

    A message displays with the template exporting to THWACK. The template packages into an XML file with an extension .apm-template.

Import a template

  1. On the Web Console, click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings, and click Manage Templates.
  2. Click the Shared Templates on THWACK tab.

    A page opens and populates with available templates from THWACK.

  3. Search or browse the templates. Select a template file and click Import.

    To view information per template from the authors, click the link for content exchange area on THWACK.

    File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Template_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/040/importtemplate_702x408.png

  4. Enter your THWACK account credentials when prompted.

    If you need an account, click Create Account and follow the steps.

    File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Template_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/040/thwack-login.png

  5. The template imports into the Orion Web Console. In the dialog box, click View Imported Templates.

    A list displays of all imported templates.

    If you import a template with the same name as one of your existing templates, the name of the imported template is modified by appending (n) to the name, where n is an integer.

 
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