Automatically importing objects from plug-ins#

You can add objects to plug-ins so that they are automatically imported when the plug-in is installed or upgraded. Objects include applications, components, component templates, and processes. For example, you can add a component template that implements a standard process to a plug-in, so that the plug-in user does not have to create the component template.

To automatically import objects from plug-ins, place the JSON representation of the object in the plug-in archive file, in the appropriate directory. The JSON files must have the .json extension. For example, if you have an application in a JSON file, the file must be in the imports/applications folder of the archive file.

The following table lists the locations for each object type.

Object type Location
Applications imports/applications/
Components imports/components/
Component templates imports/componenttemplates/
Processes imports/processes/

Parent topic: Creating plug-ins