Creating a model export allows you to re-use Flow configurations. This is useful when you are:
- Moving Flow configuration from one site to another, or from a development/QA to a production environment.
- Repurposing Flow configuration that you've previously done for a related application.
- Creating a configuration-only backup of a Flow system
- Sharing Flow configuration on an online platform where you wish to remove confidential data values
To create an Export, use the Export option in the System menu of the Config tool.
You will then be presented with the following export options:
- Full Export
- Model Objects
- Template Objects
- Report Objects
- Form Objects
By default, a Full Export is performed. Clicking on the Export button in the top right corner of the Export dialog window initiates the process. You will be presented with a standard Windows "Save As" dialog to select the location of your exported model file (.flowMdl extension).
Select a location, enter a file name, and select Save.
And that's it, your exported model is available for import into any other Flow instance.
To learn more about how to use this file, see the article Importing a Flow Model.