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Import, Export and Upload

Besides using the Git Integration, Cloudomation offers a way to upload files or import exported resources. Imports, exports and uploads can be achieved using either the GUI or the REST API. The difference between import and upload is, that any uploaded file will be a file-resource in Cloudomation, whereas you can import any resource if the file's content has the correct format (see Export file format).

Import / Export

Cloudomation records can be exported to YAML. Exported YAML files can be imported to Cloudomation.

Use Cases

You can use import / export to

  • make backups of individual Cloudomation records
  • transfer Cloudomation resources between workspaces
  • create any kind of Cloudomation resource using the git integration

Concept

All Cloudomation resources can be exported to a YAML document. Cloudomation YAML exports can contain nested resources and multiple documents.

YAML exports can be imported to Cloudomation to create all resources contained within the export.

YAML exports contain additional informational fields which are not used when importing the file. (e.g. the modified_at timestamp)

Exporting records

The Cloudomation User Interface provides an "export" button in all record views:

The additional actions popover with the "export" button.

You can also export records using the REST API:

example

Exporting a webhook

$ curl https://<your-workspace-name>.cloudomation.com/api/latest/webhook/my-webhook\?by=name\&download=export
webhook:
name: my-webhook
...

Importing records

note

Only resources can be imported to Cloudomation. Please see Records for a list of resources and activities.

The Cloudomation-way (automated) of importing multiple records is using the Git Integration. Please refer to Git Integration for instructions on how to import exported YAML files to Cloudomation.

You can also import using the REST API:

example

Importing a YAML

$ curl https://<your-workspace-name>.cloudomation.com/api/latest/import -d @export.yaml

Comfortably import records using the UI:

Click Import from "+ Create"

Export file format

Cloudomation exports are YAML files. The general structure is

<resource type>:
<field name>: <field value>
...
note

It is possible to specify multiple documents in one file using the YAML document separator ---.

Foreign key references

It is possible to load nested resources and references. Let's assume we want to load the export of a webhook:

webhook:
name: my-webhook
key: secret
is_enabled: false
project_id_project:
name: my-project

In addition to the fields name, key, and is_enabled this export contains a reference to a project named "my-project". On import the field project_id of the webhook will be set to the ID of the project with the name "my-project".

note

If a referenced record does not exist, Cloudomation will create it with the fields specified.

Foreign key referenced by

In the example above the webhook specifies the reference to the project. This is also possible the other way around:

project:
name: my-project
webhook_plain_list_project_id:
- name: my-webhook

On import Cloudomation will first create the project, then search for a webhook named "my-webhook" and set the field project_id in the webhook

Upload

You can Upload files to Cloudomation.

Use Cases

For example, you can use Upload to

  • store a html template for emails
  • upload files like pdfs or csv files which you want to process in an automation
  • store scripts that you want to orchestrate (i.e. transfer and run on some server) unsing Cloudomation

Concept

The Upload is used for any files that you use as a file-resource inside your automation.

note

Larger files such as images are better stored in a suitable cloud storage and referenced in Cloudomation by their URL. The files resources is intended for small files that you create or use directly in your flow scripts.

Uploading files

Easily upload files via the UI:

Click Upload from "+ Create"

You can also upload files using the REST API:

example

Uploading a file

$ curl https://<your-workspace-name>.cloudomation.com/api/latest/file -d @file.ext

Example

We provide example bundles which can be used to learn more about the export file structure.

Learn More

Git Integration
Projects
Bundles