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Updating the IM Knowledge Model, IM Apps and the IM Connector
How to get updates

The Inventory Management connector (extractions, transformations and data model) is constantly being updated and enhanced by Celonis’ product management organization and as are the corresponding apps that leverage this connector. These updates usually take place on a monthly basis for new and improved functionality as well as bug fixes.

The monthly updates (release notes) are communicated inside of the Help space, inside of the page “Release Notes: <Month> <Year>”, and for Inventory Management specifically inside of the sub-page “Applications and Services”. Additionally, these release notes are also available inside of Celopeers, where you can ‘subscribe’ to receive the release notes by email on a monthly basis. The release notes will detail all changes to the connector and apps relating to Inventory Management, and importantly, will also detail any dependencies between releases (eg. a new Inventory app release, or an update of an existing app, is dependent on the latest version of the connector being installed).

How to update the Connector to the latest version

At the moment, there is no ‘extension’ mechanism for connectors downloaded from the Marketplace. Therefore, to receive the latest version, there is some manual effort involved. The current best practice is to read the release notes to understand if you would benefit from the latest updates, and if so, then redownload the connector from the store, and transfer over the extractions, transformations and data model changes into your existing data pool. The Inventory Management team is trying to document the changes to the connector in detail, such that this process is not too difficult. For significant changes to the connector, it may be simpler to migrate your custom developments into the latest version however.

If you need support on what has changed and how you can best leverage the newly released functionality of the connector, please contact the Inventory Management team by creating a Service Desk ticket.

Updating when the IM KM changes

Important

When changes are made to the IM KM, you must ensure these changes are made available to all the IM Apps that are linked to it. Changes to the IM KM are indicated in the release notes and in the Marketplace.

  1. Click Publish Package to publish the updated IM KM Package.

  2. Navigate to the IM App Package (e.g. Control Center) Settings and Dependencies.

  3. Click Publish Package to save your version of the IM App with the version of the IM KM and IM App from the Marketplace that it was developed on. This lets you revert to the previous version if necessary.

  4. In IM App Settings, click Update Available to update the Master KM.

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  5. When prompted, click Update.

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  6. Repeat Steps 2 to 5 for each IM App linked to the IM KM App.