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Importing and Exporting with Grooper

jongoesboomjongoesboom Posts: 26 ✭✭✭

Importing and Exporting


  1. Go to File > Import on the menu bar.

  2. Select the .zip file that you are importing and click Open.

  3. The Import Items window will open and show which objects are part of the package to Import.

  4. Select the objects that you want imported and click Start Import

When importing objects, they will have red text for 2 different reasons.

1. The item is not found in the target system: This is self-explanatory in that the object you have selected is not currently in the repository that you are trying to import to. To resolve this, just click the checkbox next to the object to import into Grooper.

2. The parent path of the object does not exist: This warning is because when Grooper imports the object, it is expecting the object to go into the same structure as the source repository. You can see the path in the Path column in the Import Items window. To resolve this issue, you must create the correct structure in your current Grooper environment to match the source files.

For example, take the screenshot above, the *Invoices* batch cannot be imported because there is no folder in the Batches > Test folder called Imports. To resolve this, I would need to close this dialog box and create the Imports folder.

Now that the folder has been created you can proceed to import.


  1. In Grooper Administration, navigate to the object that you want to export.

  2. Go to File > Export on the menu bar.

  3. The Export Items window opens, and shows the item to be exported. From here you can add items to the export by clicking on Add Items…

  4. At that point, the Select Items to Export window will open. You can select any other items you want to add to the export, and then click OK.

As you are adding objects to the export you will need to click on the objects in the upper panel to make sure you are including any referenced objects in the export by clicking the checkbox next to the object. (NOTE: If your objects are dependent on any references that are not exported they will not function correctly on import).

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