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Exporting a Sandbox
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It is possible to export a sandbox to a file with the extension .pjx. This feature also works for Sandboxes in scenarios where the corresponding project no longer exists or the server no longer exists.
The following are possible uses for exporting sandboxes:
Exported sandboxes can be distributed to users to save them time and effort creating them.
Exporting a sandbox and then importing it into other clients can reduce network traffic for large file sets rather than creating a new sandbox.
Exporting a sandbox can be a way to duplicate the sandbox and retarget it to another development path.
Exported sandboxes can be part of a client upgrade strategy, to stagger the impact of the upgrade on work.
An exported sandbox can be used as part of troubleshooting an issue with technical support.
To export a Sandbox in the GUI
From a Sandbox view or My Sandboxes view, select a Sandbox and then select Sandbox > Export.
The following options are available from the Export Sandbox window:
Target File specifies the filename for the exported Sandbox, with the file extension .pjx. The default location is the root of the corresponding Sandbox directory.
Files to Include in the Export specifies the files to include in the exported Sandbox.
None specifies not to include working files.
Sandbox Members Only specifies to only include working files that correspond to members. Note that former members and deferred operations are also included.
Entire Sandbox Directory specifies to include all working files located in the corresponding Sandbox directory, even if the files do not correspond to members.
Overwrite an Existing Target File specifies whether or not to overwrite an existing .pjx file.