How to Export and Import Power Automate across the environments

Export Import Power Automate: How to Export and Import Power Automate across the environments

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In this Export Import Power Automate article, we will learn about how we can export and import the Power Automate (Microsoft flow). Exporting and Importing is a vital aspect we need to have in the software development life cycle when it comes to re-usability of the package or deployment from one environment to another environment here I recommend to call as from one tenant to another tenant as we are working on in SharePoint online.

In the below sections, we will explain how we can export and import the Power Automate (Microsoft flow).

Prerequisites: Export Import Power Automate

1. Developers should know how to create MS flow and run it from SharePoint Online.

2. Create a “Customers” custom list on your site.

3. Need to create the below columns:

3.1. Title – rename to “Customer ID”

3.2. Customer Name

3.3. Customer City

3.4. Phone Number

3.5. Email ID

Note: All columns “Single line of text” type.

Export Process: 

Step1:

Go to the below link:

https://india.flow.microsoft.com/manage/environments/Default-7511d6ab-7647-42e4-b650-ee6650d0d27f/flows 

Note: In the above URL is dynamic, as I have registered my tenant using the Indian time zone and accessing from India, it displays as India.  

You will be rendered the below page, select your flow as per the below navigation which you want to export.

Step2:

Give the name of the package.

Create Package in Export Import Power Automate
Create Package in Export-Import Power Automate

This will be downloaded to your local “Downloads” folder:

Import Process:

Step1:

Navigate to the below page:

https://india.flow.microsoft.com/manage/environments/Default-7511d6ab-7647-42e4-b650-ee6650d0d27f/flows

Click on the “Import” button as highlighted below.

Import Process in Export Import Power Automate
Import Process in Export-Import Power Automate

Step2:

Click on the “Upload” button.

Import package in Export Import Power Automate
Import package in Export-Import Power Automate

Step3:

Select your downloaded flow zip file and wait for some time, you will see the status message at the bottom of the page.

Uploading package in Export Import Power Automate
Uploading package in Export-Import Power Automate

After sometimes you will be landed on the below page:

Review Package Content in Export and Import Power Automate in different environment
Export and Import Power Automate in a different environments

Note: By default, the “Import” button will be in disabled mode – in order to enable it we need to click on all the values of the “IMPORT SETUP” column as highlighted above:

For example, click on the “Update” from the “IMPORT SETUP” column, then click on the “Save” button as below and follow the same for all other “IMPORT SETUP” values.

Steps to export and import Power Automate in different environment
Steps to export and import Power Automate in a different environments

Now the “Import” button is enabled:

Import Power Automate solution file in different environment
Import Power Automate solution file in a different environment

Wait for some time – you can see the import successful message and then click on the “Open flow” link.

Package details in Export Import Power Automate
Package details in Export-Import Power Automate

In the new window, you can see your flow as below.

Create flow in Export Import Power Automate
Create flow in Export-Import Power Automate

1. Select your site and “Customers” list from the “When a new item is created” and “Get Items” action.

2. Change your email id in “Send an email action” and save the flow that’s it.

Send email after importing flow in Export Import Power Automate
Send an email after importing flow in Export-Import Power Automate

Finally, we need to test the imported flow, the way we test other normal flow.

Summary: Export Import Power Automate

Thus, in this article we have learned about – how to Export and Import Microsoft Team Flows (Power Automate) across the environment in the Office 365 tenant.

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