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Exporting and importing data

This topic is intended for administrators and developers with administration access rights in Episerver.

You can export and import data between Episerver websites. This function is widely used by developers building new functionality in a test/development environment. When you complete work and the information is ready for the production environment, use the export and import features to transfer the data between websites.

Exporting data

You can export the following:

  • Content items
  • Content types
  • Frames
  • Dynamic property definitions
  • Tabs
  • Categories
  • Files
  • Visitor groups

When you select a type of item to export, available items of that type on the website are displayed.

Select the items to transfer and click Export to download the file package.

Importing data

With the Import Data function, you can retrieve information exported from another Episerver website. Start by selecting the file package to import, files must end with *.episerverdata for the import to work.

Click Upload and Verify File to verify the file content. The files are read and checked, and verification information is displayed. Select a destination to add imported pages, and click Begin Import.

If you select Update existing pages with matching ID check box, the import keeps the same GUID-based identities for items (such as pages, blocks and files) as they had on the exporting site. The import checks whether an item already exists and, if true, that item is updated (if the imported item had a changed date that is later than the existing item). This means that content items with the same ID are replaced instead of added, with every new import.

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