Import a project

POST /project/import/{import_path}


This API imports a project to a new location, such as a production Snaplex.

Optionally, you can also update the accounts used and add expressions to the project while importing.


  • Org admin (Environment admin) permissions


 POST https://{pod_path}/api/1/rest/public/project/import/{import_path}?{query_parameters}

Path Parameters

Key Description
pod_path Required. The path to your SnapLogic pod.


import_path The path to the target project.

Format: /{env_org}/{project_space}/{project_name}

Note: The project will be created if it doesn't already exist, but the Environment/Org and the project space must already exist.

Query Parameters

Key Type Description
duplicate_check string Indicates how to handle duplicates between the source and the destination during import.

Valid values:

  • skip or true
    If a project with the same name exists,
    • Any existing assets with the same name are not updated. They appear in the failed section of the response body with a 409 error.
    • Other assets are added.
  • create_new or false
    If a project with the same name exists,
    • A new project is created with a numbered name in the format projectname number. Example: myProjName 1

    This setting has no effect if the target project does not exist.

  • overwrite

    If an asset with the same name exists in the target project and the asset's type is specified in overwrite_types, it is overwritten. Otherwise, it is skipped.

overwrite_types list The types of assets that can be overwritten, if an asset with the same name already exists in the destination project.
Valid values:
  • Account
  • File
  • Flows
  • Job (task)
  • Pipeline
Note: Policies are always overwritten.

Request Header

Specify Basic for authorization and multipart/form-data for content type.

 Authorization: Basic {your_encoded_security_credentials}
Content-Type: multipart/form-data

Request Body

Key Type Description
file string The unmodified zip file of the source project that was exported.
Important: The project zip file must be exported from the source project and must be imported without changes to the new location.

The name of this zip file does not indicate the name of the target project, which is specified in import_path.

file_account string Optional. The JSON file containing the list of accounts to modify.
To create this file:
  1. Extract the accounts_template.json file from the exported zip file. The JSON includes nodes for each account associated with the project.
  2. Delete the JSON nodes for accounts that you do not want to modify.
  3. Update the values of the value keys for the accounts that you want to modify. Replace any encrypted values (such as the password) with the original plain text value. This is required, even if you are not changing the value itself, because these values are encrypted again during import.
    Important: Do not modify the UUID of the account or the structure of the property_map node. The property_map structure might be different for each account and must be preserved.

If this file is not provided, the accounts are not modified.

file_expr string Optional. A zip file containing expression files to add to the root of the project in the new location.

If an expression file with the same name already exists in the target location, it is overwritten.

If this file is not provided, no additional expression files are added to the project.

Important: If the zip file contains folders, the folder structure is flattened. If duplicate filenames exist in different folders of the zip file, only one of those files is copied to the new location.

Example: An expression library file (typically with the .expr extension) might contain:

  prefixer: x => this.prefix + x


Response Body

  "response_map": {
    "successful": [
        "snode_id": "...",
        "name": "..."
    "failed": [
        "status_code": 409,
        "reason": "...",
        "snode_id": "...",
        "name": "..."
    "warnings": [
        "message": "...",
        "snode_id": "...",
        "name": "..."
  "http_status_code": 200
Key Type Description
successful array An array of objects that contain:
  • the node ID
  • the asset or expression file that was successfully imported

For successfully updated accounts, (updated) is added after the label.

failed array An array of objects that contain:
  • the status code
  • the reason for the failure
  • the node ID
  • the asset or expression file that failed to be added or updated
warnings array An array of objects that contain:
  • the warning message
  • the node ID
  • the asset or expression file that generated warnings