Import, export, and organize Adaptive Forms, PDF forms, and other assets

You can move Adaptive Forms and related assets such as Adaptive Form themes, Form Data Models, Adaptive Form templates, document fragments, and PDF forms between AEM Forms instances. You can import and export assets in CRX package or binary file formats.

When you export an Adaptive Form, the content policies, and templates are not exported. Use Package Manager to export such assets.

Download Adaptive Forms, PDF forms, or related assets

To download forms or related assets:

  1. Log in to your AEM Forms instance.

  2. Tap Adobe Experience Manager adobeexperiencemanager icon > Navigation compass icon > Forms > Forms & Documents.

  3. Select the assets and tap the Download icon.

  4. In the Download Asset(s), choose one of the following options, and tap Download.

    • Download as CRX Package: Use the option to download and move all selected assets and related dependencies from an AEM Forms instance to another. It downloads all assets and folders as a CRX package including the forms authored in AEM (Adaptive Forms and Adaptive Form Fragments), form sets, form data model, form templates, PDF documents, and referenced resources (XSDs and images).
      The advantage of downloading assets as a package is that it also downloads referenced by selected assets. For example, If you have an Adaptive Form that uses a form template, XSD, and an image. When you select this Adaptive Form and download it as a package, the downloaded package also contains the form template, XSD, and the image. All the metadata properties (including custom properties) associated with the asset are also downloaded.

    • Download asset(s) as binary files: Use the option to download only form templates (XDP), PDF forms (PDF), document (PDF), and resources (images, schemas, stylesheets). You can edit these assets with external applications. It downloads the assets that have binaries, such as images, PDFs, and other supported formats as a .zip file.
      You cannot download Adaptive Forms, Adaptive Form Fragments, themes, and form sets with Download asset(s) as binary files option. To download these assets, you should use Download as CRX Package option.

    The selected assets are downloaded as an archive (.zip file).

    NOTE

    Both AEM package and binary files are downloaded as an archive (.zip file). The templates for the assets do not get downloaded along with the assets. You need to export the asset templates separately.

Upload Adaptive Forms, PDF forms, or related assets

You can upload the supported asset types individually or as a ZIP archive. For a ZIP file, the relative paths of all the supported assets are displayed. Unsupported assets inside the ZIP are ignored and not listed. However, if the ZIP archive contains only the unsupported assets, an error message is displayed instead of the pop-up dialog.
To upload a form or a related asset:

  1. Log in to your AEM Forms instance.

  2. Tap Adobe Experience Manager adobeexperiencemanager icon > Navigation compass icon > Forms > Forms & Documents.

  3. Tap Create > File Upload. A dialog box appears.

  4. In the dialog box, browse and select the package or the archive to import. You can also select other supported file types. Tap Open. The folder or the file name that you select must not include any special characters.

    On the dialog box, verify the details of assets being uploaded, and tap Upload.

    In case, you upload an existing forms asset, the asset gets updated.

    NOTE
    • When a name conflict with different resource types, uploading a package does not replace the existing folder hierarchy. For example, If you have an Adaptive Form named ‘Training’ at location /content/dam/formsanddocuments on one server. You download the Adaptive Form and upload the form on another server. The second server also has a folder with the name ‘Training’ at the same location /content/dam/formsanddocuments. The upload fails.
    • Only a member of the form-power-user group can upload XDP files.

Download a theme

You can export themes in AEM Forms that you can use in other projects or instances. AEM lets you download themes as a zip file, that you can upload on the instance.

To download a theme:

  1. Log in to your AEM Forms instance.
  2. Tap Adobe Experience Manager adobeexperiencemanager icon > Navigation compass icon > Forms > Themes.
  3. Select the theme and tap Download. The theme is downloaded as an archive (.zip file).

Upload a theme

You can upload and use themes that others create in your forms. To upload a theme:

  1. In Experience Manager, navigate to Forms > Themes.
  2. On the Themes page, click Create > File Upload.
  3. In the File Upload prompt, browse and select a theme package on your computer and click Upload. The uploaded theme is available on the themes page.

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