Export and import folders

You can use the Export Folder and Import Folder commands to share Flows and tables with yourself if you belong to more than one organization, or if you want to share Flows and tables who are outside your organization.

Use the Export command

The Export command is located on the folder menu. The menu icon activated when you click the gear icon next to a folder name.

You can export all Flows and tables inside a folder. You can't export a portion of a folder's contents.

When you use the Export command, a file is created and downloaded to your computer. The file name ends with .flopack. You can share the file with another user or use it yourself to import the Flows and tables in another organization.

When you share content with the Export command, all account information is removed. You’re just sharing the logic of the Flows and the schema of Tables. The recipient will have to assign new accounts in order to use the Flows.

Note

Note

Links between Flows are maintained. For example, if one Flow calls a child Flow to process a list, the link between the Flows is preserved. If linked Flows are not included in an exported folder, you’ll be warned. An import or export will not succeed without the linked flows being included.

Use the Import command

To import the content into a Folder:

  1. Make sure you have a .flopack file.
  2. Select the folder where you want to place the imported Flows and click the gear icon next to the folder name.
  3. Click Import from the folder menu.
  4. Click Upload to choose a file or simply drag and drop a file into the dialog to start the upload.

The Flows that you import appear as new Flows. They contain no data and no connections to applications. All imported tables are also empty. You need to reconnect to any applications.

If any of the imported Flows refer to a Flow that wasn’t included in the export (for example, a child Flow called to handle the items of a list), then you’ll have to specify a replacement Flow in order to complete the import.