Restore Views

Restore views that were previously backed up in the local file system into a project. The expected format of the view files is JSON. If one or more tables that are referenced by the backed up view do not exist anymore, the restoration will fail.

opal restore-view <CREDENTIALS> [OPTIONS] [XTRAS]


Option Description
--project PROJECT, -pr PROJECT Destination project name
--views VIEWS [VIEWS ...], -vw VIEWS [VIEWS ...] List of view names to be restored (default is all the JSON files that are found in the backup directory)
--input INPUT, -in INPUT Input directory name (default is current directory)
--force, -f Skip confirmation when overwriting an existing view.


Authentication can be done by username/password credentials OR by personal access token OR by certificate/private key pair (two-way SSL authentication).

Option Description
--opal OPAL, -o OPAL Opal server base url
--user USER, -u USER Credentials auth: user name (requires a password)
--password PASSWORD, -p PASSWORD Credentials auth: user password (requires a user name)
--token TOKEN, -tk TOKEN Token auth: user’s personal access token
--ssl-cert SSL_CERT, -sc SSL_CERT Two-way SSL auth: certificate/public key file (requires a private key)
--ssl-key SSL_KEY, -sk SSL_KEY Two-way SSL auth: private key file (requires a certificate)


Option Description
-h, --help Show the command help’s message.
--verbose, -v Verbose output.


Restore a specific view file CNSIM.json into a project:

opal restore-view --opal --user administrator --password password --project datashield --views CNSIM