Import behaviors

When importing packages using the import/export functionality, the behavior of the imported elements might vary according to their type.

Export profiles

The following table describes the merge behaviors when importing export profiles.

Exported export profileBehavior
Duplicated profileThe profile is overwritten.
New profileThe profile is created.
Existing profileThe profile remains unchanged


The following table indicates the overwritten settings when importing them using an export package.

Composite assetsYes
Portal configurationNo
Excel import/exportYes
System-owned settingsNo

Option lists

The option lists imported from the export package overwrite the option lists in the import instance.


The id number of an exported taxonomy remains the same in both source (export) and destination (import) environments. However, the id of taxonomy elements in the destination environment are different from those in the source environment.

In the following example, you can see that in the source, Province-Leinster has an id of 9690, but after the import into the destination, it has an id of 9735.

Taxonomy element Id before importTaxonomy element Id after import

The following table describes the merge behaviors when importing taxonomies.

If the imported taxonomyMerge behavior
Does not exist in the destination instance.The new taxonomy is created.
Exists in the destination instance, but has different children elements than the existing taxonomy.The children elements are combined.
Exists in the destination instance, and has a child element identical to the existing taxonomy, but different or no grand-children elements.The imported taxonomy element overwrites the existing one.

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