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Import Plan

An exported plan can be imported into the Dataprep by Trifacta platform into a different workspace.


  • You cannot import a plan that was exported in an earlier release.

  • You cannot import schedules while importing a plan.

  • You cannot modify plan definitions outside of the Trifacta Application.


After importing a plan, the objects referenced in the plan must be connected to the corresponding resources available in the target system.

Import into a new Google Cloud Platform project

When a plan is imported from one Google Cloud Platform (GCP) project into another GCP project, the underlying data must be accessible through the imported plan in the new GCP project. This means:


If the above requirements are not met for plans imported into a different project, users may experience 403 Access Forbidden errors when attempting to connect to the plan or its underlying assets.


If you import a plan from Premium Edition into Standard Edition, you may encounter soft validation errors during job execution. If the imported plan uses custom VPC mode, then the job execution may fail, since the network may be inaccessible. Workaround:

  1. Set the VPC mode to Auto, OR

  2. Set accessible VPC options before you run your job.

For more information, see Runtime Dataflow Execution Settings.


When you import a plan, the corresponding flow tasks and HTTP tasks in the plan are also imported.


  • When you import a plan, you must import a ZIP file containing the JSON definition and any included flows.

  • You can import the plan as a single JSON file without copying the flow files, as it reuses the existing flow files in the workspace.



  1. From the home page of the Dataprep by Trifacta platform, navigate to Plans.

  2. From the context menu of the Plans page, select Import.


    You can import multiple plans (ZIP files) through the file browser or through drag-and-drop. Press CTRL/COMMAND + click or SHIFT + click to select multiple files for import.

  3. From the Import Plans window, select the exported zip file from your system and click Open.

The plan is imported and available for use in the Plans page.