Exporting Flows

If you want to save a copy of your flow to send it to other users or to store it, you can export an entire flow in RFL format both from the Explorer and from the stage’s toolbar.

This exported file can then be imported on any machine where Rulex Platform is installed.


  • you must have created an environment (or use the default environment).

  • you must have a flow within your environment.


  1. Click on the Explore Resources icon to open the Explorer panel, or click on the Export button on the stage’s toolbar. If you chose the second option, jump to step number 5.

  2. Select the flow you want to export.

  3. Right-click the flow you want to export or click on the three-dotted button next to it.

  4. Click Export.

  5. Select if you want to export the flow to a Filesystem or a Repository.

  6. From the Source slider, select whether the exported flow is in a previously saved location, or in a custom location (which you must successively specify).

  7. Choose from the drop down list if you want to export the flow to your computer (Local filesystem) or to a remote connection. IF you are exporting to a remote connection, choose it from the list and then click on the pencil button to set the connection information required.

  8. Write the flow name and choose the Flow content (Flow and Data, Flow Only and Empty Flow (additional data only), the Additional options and Export options listed below.

  9. Click Export. When the progress bar reaches 100%, your exported flow will be saved in the specified location.

Export Flow options




Here you can choose the source where the flow will be exported. You can choose a:

  • Saved source

  • Custom source

Destination folder

Here you can choose the path where the flow will be exported. (available for Custom source>Local Filesystem only)

Insert desired flow name

Here you can write the exported flow’s name that will be saved on your computer.

Flow content

Select the export option to define the contents of the exported file.

Possible options are:

  • Flow and data: to export the flow and the data it contains.

  • Only flow: to export the flow only, without its data.

  • Empty flow: to export only the items selected in the Additional Options.

Additional options

Select the additional elements you want to export in the RFL file.

If you select Empty Flow only these elements will be exported, otherwise they will be exported together with the process.

Possible options are:

  • Code variables

  • Events

  • Documentation

  • Graphic Elements

  • Alerts

Export options

Select the details you want to export with your flow.

Possible options are:

  • Only the selected tasks.

  • Add current date and time as prefix.

  • Add current date and time as suffix.

  • Add last lag if the flow is versioned.

  • Export also externally used resources (share permissions on external sources are needed).

If you are exporting a flow which uses a Saved source and you need to import it again in another environment, make sure that the same source is saved in both environments, otherwise the imported flow won’t work.

To avoid that, you can select the ‘Export also external used resources (need share permission on external resources)’ checkbox.