Importing Attachments into Agile?

I would like to understand how to import attachments? According the Import/Export guide you need to use aXML and make an Agile package? So I exported an aXML out of Agile to see the format (expecting it to be close to XML), but it is not man-readable?

Agile Expert Asked on March 3, 2015 in Agile PLM (v9),   Product Collaboration.
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That functionality is known as File Load. Its present under Tool Menu, just below Import & Export option. You need to prepare a document (index file as told by Senthil) and then you will be able to do that.
Just make sure 2 important things:
1. Your file manager should be up and running
2. You need to place the files which you want as an attachment in the location which should be connected to the machine where Agile is installed.

Agile Expert Answered on March 3, 2015.
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The key here is to use the Java client to do the Fileload. I haven’t had to use axml, I used index files. My suggestions are:

put the files on the same server if possible. Loading across the network is very time consuming.
Test file load a lot before you do a lot of loading. Be careful, because file load will load duplicated files if you hit the wrong button and reload the same file. It is a manual cleanup as far as I know.

The index file has to be exactly correct. If I had your email, I could send you an exact format if you provide the information from the import/export guide.

Agile Expert Answered on March 3, 2015.

Hi YP,

Could you please share the index file to me?

on July 23, 2020.
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In regard to your point about not being able to read the exported file.
This is due to the fact that the axml format is a zipped xml file. If you simply add a .zip extension to the axml file name you will be able to unzip and view the file in a readable format.

Agile Expert Answered on March 3, 2015.
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Agile Angel Answered on March 20, 2015.
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Where can i find a sample index file for File Load process?

Agile Angel Answered on July 13, 2015.
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