Exporting and importing LiveCycle ES (8.x) processes
Export and import processes created in LiveCycle ES (8.x)
for creating backup copies and sharing existing work.
Export a process and import a process to move only the process
to another server. The process is exported in XML format. The file
with extension .process contains only the process definition. Associated
assets must be manually exported and imported.
It is recommended that you move your processes by creating a
AEM forms archive file. However, you may want to export and import
the process for the following reasons:
To export and import processes that are not activated.
To move only the process, not the associated assets.
a LiveCycle ES (8.x) process creates a process definition file that contains
electronic definitions of business processes and the information
about how the business process is automated. After you save the
process to a file, you can move it to another computer.
The name of the export file uses the pattern
is the name of the process that you are
Export a process:
Select Window > Show View > Processes.
Right-click the process and select Export Process.
In the Export Process As dialog box, in the File Name box,
type a name or accept the default name.
Select the folder to save the export file, and then click
can import a process from a process definition file. The environment
that you import a process into must be similar to the environment
that you exported it from so that the properties in the process
version are valid. Therefore, before you import a process, perform
the following tasks:
Ensure that the components and services that the process
uses are available.
Ensure that the expressions used in operation properties
reference valid assets.
Ensure that the subprocesses used are activated and running.
he JDBC, FTP, email, LDAP, group and user, and data source settings may be different in the environment into which you import the process. For example, you want to import a process that includes AssignTask operations that assign tasks to users or groups who do not exist in your environment. You may need to change the AssignTask operation properties to make the process function within the environment into which you import the process.
Import a process:
Select File > Import.
Click General > File System and then click Next.
Click Browse and select the folder that contains the process
In the right pane, click the box beside the process definition
file. You can select multiple files.
only certain file types, click Filter Types and select those file
Click Browse beside the Into Folder box and select the application
version into which you want to import the process.
To replace the files in the application that have the same
name and location as the items that you are importing, select Overwrite
Existing Resources Without Warning. If you do not select this option,
decide whether to replace same-named files when they are being imported.