Export and import apps

In Flowfinity, you can export and import applications with ease.
Note: For details on how to only import an application, skip to Step 3.

Example

An application developer uses CloudDev, a sandbox server, to build and test applications. Once the application is ready to be deployed to end-users, the application must be exported and then imported into Flowfinity Actions.

Instructions

Export Applications

  1. Navigate to the appropriate site within your Flowfinity sandbox server. To export multiple applications at the same time, select 'Export Apps' button below the listed applications.
    Note: To export a single application, you can also select an individual app from the list and then click 'Export.'
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  2. To export all apps, check the 'Select all Apps' box. Alternatively, check the appropriate applications from the list. Click 'Next.'
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  3. If your selected applications include any dependent applications, these apps will be automatically included in the FTF file. Confirm the selected apps and click 'Next.'
    Note: This step helps highlight when an exported application relies on additional apps to function correctly. However, you can choose to deselect dependent apps if desired.
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  4. Review the selected application(s) and click 'Export apps.'
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Import Applications

  1. Go to Flowfinity Actions, on your production server, and select the desired site.
  2. Click Configure, and the Apps tab will open automatically.
  3. Click 'Import Apps.'
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  4. Click 'Choose file' and select the appropriate application FTF file. Click 'Next.'
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  5. Review and select which application(s) to import. Then click 'Next.'
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  6. Review your selection and then click 'Import apps.'
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  7. The application(s) will now be listed in the Apps tab. Draft applications are clearly marked, helping you differentiate between existing published applications.
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  8. Click a draft application and select 'Publish' from the dropdown list.
    Note: To amend the application before publishing, select 'Customize' and make the necessary changes within the Application Editor. Publish the application when ready.
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  9. If the selected application has any dependencies, the dependent draft app will also be automatically selected for publishing. Review the selection and click 'Next.'
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  10. Create a new tab or select an existing tab for the application(s). Click 'Next.'
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    Note: If the imported application contains a Task or Escalation, then a Robot user must be assigned to the application during an additional step. See below.
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  11. Add a publication comment if necessary, then click 'Next.'
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  12. The application(s) are subject to a validation check, with any errors or inconsistencies clearly displayed. If the applications are valid, then click 'Publish.'
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  13. The applications are now published and ready for use.
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  14. Repeat Steps 12 to 16 for each remaining draft application that has been imported.
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