Moving Workflows Between Computers
Zynk provides functions to import and export workflows and their data using a single workflow package file, which can easily be moved from one PC and another. For example, you may need to move a workflow when deploying an integration to a live environment.
The following data is included in a workflow package:
- The workflow file (.wkf),
- Data contained in the workflow's working directory (and it's sub directories),
- Any connections used by the tasks in the workflow,
- Any XSL transform files used by Auto Mapper tasks in the workflow,
- Any global variables referenced in settings of the tasks in the workflow.
It does not include the following:
- The workflow backup file (.bak),
- Any data files used by the workflow which aren't stored in the working directory,
- The logs for the workflow as seen in the History tab,
- Any truth table data as seen on the Data tab,
- Any data archived by the Archive Workflow Data task (even if it is stored in the workflow's working directory).
Exporting A Workflow
To export a workflow, first find the workflow you want to export in the Workflows tab in Zynk. Right click on the workflow and click 'Export'. You will see a screen like the one shown below:
- Enter file to save the workflow package to, or use the Browse button to select this.
- Click the Ok button to start the export.
- Once the export is complete, a confirmation message will be displayed.
Importing A Workflow
To import a workflow, first find the folder you want to add the workflow in the Workflows tab in Zynk. Right click on the folder and click 'Import'. Alternatively, you can also double click on the workflow package file within Windows Explorer. You will see a screen like the one shown below:
- Either type in the path to the workflow package file you want to import, or use the Browse button to select it from the file system.
- If required, you can change the destination folder the workflow will be imported into. Either type the path into the destination box, or use the browse button to select it from the file system. Please note that the destination must be either the 'My Workflows' folder, or one of it's sub folders. By default, the destination will be set to the 'My Workflows' folder.
- Click the Ok button to start the import. Please note that if a connection contained in the workflow package file already exists, it will be overwritten automatically without warning.
- Once the import is complete, a confirmation message will be displayed.