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As needed, you can export a flow from  Designer Cloud Enterprise Edition. An exported flow is stored in a ZIP file that contains all objects needed to use the flow in any instance of that platform that can access the flow's sources.

Exported flows can be imported into the same system or different systems. Flow export is useful for:

  • Backups of work in progress

    You cannot import flows that were exported from a version before Release 6.8.See Changes to the Object Model.

  • Archiving of completed development work
  • Migrating flows from one instance to another

  • Deployment of work to Production environments

An exported flow ZIP also includes:

  • Any .data files, which may be included as artifacts of feature usage.
    •  For transformation by example, artifact files include the value transformation information for the TBE step. For more information, see Overview of TBE.
  • Any configured webhook tasks. For more information, see Create Flow Webhook Task.

Export from Flows Page


  1. From the menu, select Flows.
  2. In Flows page, locate the flow to export. From the context menu, select Export....
  3. To export, click Download.
  4. The ZIP file is downloaded to the default download location on your local desktop.

Tip: You can also export from Flow View. See Flow View Page.

NOTE: When you import a flow, you import this ZIP file. You cannot import the contents of the ZIP. If your local environment automatically unzips ZIP files, please re-ZIP before you import. For more information, see Import Flow.

Export from Production instance

Tip: In general, avoid making changes in a Production environment. Instead, you should make changes in a Development environment, export from there, and reimport into the Production environment.


  1. Login to the Production instance. The Deployment Manager is displayed.
  2. From the menu, select Deployments.
  3. Select the deployment that you wish to export. 
  4. In the list of releases, locate the release to export. From the context menu, select Export....
  5. Add any optional notes for the export. When the flow is imported into another environment, this notes are displayed in the user interface.
  6. To export, click Download.
  7. The ZIP file is downloaded to the default download location on your local desktop.

This file can be stored for safekeeping or imported back into the instance. For more information, see Import Flow.

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