Export and import Flow services with webMethods.io Integration

Export and import Flow services with webMethods.io Integration

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A Flow service combines a sequence of services to better manage the flow of data among individual services. Learn how to quickly import and export Flow services in webMethods.io integration to streamline your development process with this short tutorial.

This is the seventh part of a series of webMethods.io Integration tutorials exploring the platform’s Super iPaaS Develop anywhere, deploy anywhere capabilities. If you missed the previous part, you can find it here: Use workflows to orchestrate flow services across runtimes with webMethods.io Integration.

Prefer watching a video? See our Developer Evangelist Theo Ezell walk through the steps in this video tutorial:
Export and Import Flow Services with webMethods.io Integration


A webMethods.io Integration environment.

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To begin with, log in to your webMethods.io Integration environment and navigate to the Projects tab. Open the project in which the Flow service you want to export is stored and click on the Flow services tab on the left:

Flow services tab

In this how-to, we will export the wrapperService. What is more, the wrapperService calls both other services isInteger and getEmployeeById:

wrapperService overview

To start with the export, click on the context menu of the Flow service you want to export and select the Export option:

Export option

Note that webMethods.io Integration gives you a heads up that the other two Flow services will also be exported:

Export Flow service

Click Export and save the Flow service zip archive to your machine.

If you open the archive, you can see your integration package. If you navigate to the namespace folder, you will find your integrations - in this case the getEmployeeById, the isInteger, and the wrapperService as well us the JDBC adapter that calls the database:

Flow service archive


If you want to do an import, open a project, and click on the Import button:

Flow service import

Browse your computer’s files and open the Flow service archive you want to import. In our case, we will use the exported earlier Flow service:

Flow service archive

In the right upper corner, you should see the Import successful message:

Import successful message

Normally, when you export a Flow service, the connectors don’t go with it. However, in this case, the getEmployeeById service uses a JDBC connection, that works when we import the Flow service because the service runs on the same Runtime. If we want to use the Flow service in a different Runtime, we need to create the connection separately.

What’s next

Next, explore the webMethods.io Integration monitoring capabilities:

Monitor the execution of workflows and flow services with webMethods.io Integration

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