Move your development projects

To completely migrate to IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation, move your development projects to IBM Business Automation Studio.

Your projects must be compatible with the Cloud Pak for Business Automation container runtime environment, where you will eventually deploy them. You can either prepare your projects first in the on-premises IBM Process Designer, or you can import your process apps and case solutions, fix any critical errors and continue to develop them in Process Designer.

Important: Import the toolkits first and then the process applications. To preserve the toolkit versioning order from your current Workflow Center, import them in the correct order. The last imported toolkit is the tip in the new IBM Business Automation Studio.
When you import a project from an on-premises Process Designer, you might see errors, which means that you must modify your projects to enable your project to be installed and run in the Cloud Pak for Business Automation environment. You can do the conversion in either of the following places:
  • In the on-premises Process Designer before you export the project and import it into Cloud Pak for Business Automation. For more information, see Converting the target environment of projects.
  • In Cloud Pak for Business Automation by exporting the project from the on-premises Process Designer and importing the project into IBM Business Automation Studio. When you open the project, you can convert, manually fix, or delete artifacts in the Project Conversion tab. For more information, see Converting project artifacts.

To migrate your development projects, complete the following steps:

  1. Export your project as a .twx file from the on-premises Workflow Center.
  2. Import the file into Business Automation Studio. See Importing projects.
Now, you can continue to develop and test your projects in Process Designer and install them to run on a production server.