Export/Import Solutions (On-Premise)

 

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When should you export and import Solutions?
How to export a Solution
How to import a Solution

 

When should you export and import Solutions?

Exporting and importing Solutions can be thought of as duplicating Solutions. A common use case includes when there are similar Solutions that need to be created based on its existing Apps, Widgets, Dashboards and Scheduled Tasks. This allows you to not have to create the Solution from scratch and begin with a template.

 

How to export a Solution

Important Note: Solution export files can only be used to create Solutions. App export files can only be used to create Apps within Solutions.

  1. Navigate to the Solution you wish to export

  2. On the left panel, go to the "Versions & Publishing" tab

  3. For the Solution version you wish to export, click onto the 3 dotted icon under the "Actions" column

  4. Click "Export" in the action menu to create a JSON export file

    Note: 
    Export files are single-use (i.e. once the export is used to import the Solution, the export files will no longer work another time).

  5. Confirm that you wish to export the Solutions and download the JSON file.

  6. To import the Solution, follow the next set of steps

 

How to import a Solution

You can import a Solution using the Solution export file to either create a new Solution or create a new Solution version.

To create a new Solution:

Note: To import a Solution, you need to have a working export file (shown above).

  1. Hover over the "SOLUTIONS" tab on the navigation bar

  2. Click on "+ Create New Solution"
  3. In the pop up that appears, select the "Import via File" tab and upload the JSON file exported earlier

  4. Click "Import File" to complete the import

  5. You will be taken to the individual page for that Solution, where you can then edit and publish just like any Solution that you would create yourself. This file has now been consumed and cannot be used again.

 

To create a new Solution version:

Note: To import a Solution, you need to have a working export file (shown above).

  1. Navigate to the Solution you wish to create a new version for

  2. On the left panel, click the "Versions & Publishing" tab

  3. On the top right on the page, click on the "+ New Version" button

  4. In the pop up that appears, select the "Import via File" tab and upload the JSON file exported earlier

  5. Click "Import File" to complete the import

  6. You will be taken to the individual page for that Solution, where you can then edit and publish just like any Solution that you would create yourself. This file has now been consumed and cannot be used again