As needed, you can export a flow from . 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.
An exported flow ZIP also includes:
.datafiles, which may be included as artifacts of feature usage.
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.
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.
This file can be stored for safekeeping or imported back into the instance. For more information, see Import Flow.