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Importing Pipeline YAML

By Bree Mackey posted 04-27-2020 18:34


In this article we'll explore importing YAML from one user's Pipeline to yours.

These instructions assume the following:

  1. You have a basic understanding of how Quickbase works, including how to find the DBID of a table.

  2. You have access to a Quickbase realm, with create application permissions, or someone has created the application and tables you'll need for this Pipeline. — If you will not be running it on its original application.

  3. You know how to create and utilize Quickbase User Tokens and have one assigned to the application from step 2.

  4. You have access to Pipelines within your realm, and permissions to utilize them.

  5. You have YAML created by another user, or under a different User Token.

Importing the YAML
  1. Grab the YAML of the Pipeline you're importing. You can do this by clicking the three dots to the right of the Pipeline's title, and selecting 'Import/Export', then copying all the YAML code in the large box.
  2. Have the DBIDs of the matching tables in your application on hand.
    1. This step and step 7 assume you'll be running the Pipeline on a different application/table than the one the YAML refers to.
  3. Have your Account Slug on hand. - This Slug corresponds with your User Token. Ensure your User Token has access to the application from step 2.  Image of the Preferences page
  4. Click the down chevron to the right of 'Create pipeline' select 'Import pipeline'.
  5. Paste your YAML from step 1 in the box provided.
    1. The name and description will auto-populate from the YAML once you click outside that box.
  6. Find the Account Slug in the YAML and replace with yours. (See lines 9, 16, & 25 in the image below)
  7. Find the table DBIDs and replace with yours. (See lines 12, 19, & 26 in the image below)  Snapshot of YAML with arrows to DBIDs and Slugs
  8. Click on 'Import as new'.

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