A Template is a way of combining the dataflow basic building blocks into larger building blocks.
Once a DataFlow has been created, parts of it can be formed into a Template for future release (import/export)
Creating a Template with nothing selected while on the Root Process Group will create a single Template that contains the entire flow.
The following is not included in the template:
- sensitive data (password)
- any selected connection if either the source or the destination of the Connection is not also included in the Template.
Templates received from others can be imported or dragged onto the canvas.
Instantiate (ie added to the canvas)
A template can be exported as an XML file.