The import process is not subject to the same rigorous data validation performed by the administrative user interface. Although some checks are made, it is possible to create invalid connections using the connection-migration process. Therefore, because the XML is complex and validation is limited, attempting to create an XML connection from scratch is not recommended. Rather, the administrative console should be used to create the initial connection. That way, changes necessary to the exported connection's XML representation can be held to a minimum, reducing the risk of compromising data integrity.