May 18, 2022

Migrate Payroll Flows Pattern between Environments | Oracle HCM Cloud

In this article I have mentioned the steps to Import and Export the Payroll Flow Patterns from one environment to another. I have broken the whole article into two parts

Part 1 :   Contain the steps to Export the Payroll Flows from Source Environment.
Part 2 :  Contain the steps to Import the Payroll Flows to the Target Environment



Export process contain two things , first we have to 'Create Implementation Project' and then using this implementation project we have to 'Create Configuration Package '. Lets see the steps in detail :

 πŸ–Έ Create Implementation Project 

  • Sign In to the source environment and navigate to setup and Maintenance

  • Click on Manage Implementation Projects.

  • Click on ➕  to create a new Implementation Project.

  • Enter any meaningful Project Name inside section *Name. Click save and open project.

  • Click on ➕ to add Task to the implementation project.


  • Select ' Tasks ' in the search drop down menu list and in Name box enter 'Payroll Flow Patterns' and then click search button. Select the search result (Payroll Flow Patternsand then click Apply and then click Done.

  • Task successfully got added in the implementation project. Click on Done button ( at top right ). The implementation project creation is completed.


 πŸ–Έ Create Configuration Package 

Now lets Create and Export the Configuration Package from the Source Environment :  
  • Sign In to the target environment and navigate to setup and Maintenance

  • Click on ‘Manage configuration Packages’.


  • Click on ➕  to create a new configuration Package

  • Select the Implementation Project which we have created above and then click Next.

  • Now we need to select the object for export. Select the Payroll Flow Definition from the list and then click on ➕ icon 


  • Now search for the Payroll Flow Pattern which you want to migrate and once the search completed, select the flow and click on apply. Similarly add all the other flow which you want to migrate. Once all the flows are added , click Save and Close.

  • Click on Submit button ( top right ). Click Yes.

  • Export process will get started. Click on refresh πŸ”„ until the status is ‘Completed Successfully’.


  • Click on the download icon πŸ’ƒ and select ‘Download Configuration Package’.

One Note : It may complete with warning but still you can download it. Actually in one case I face the same issue but when I import it to target environment  it worked without any issue. So you can go ahead even if some warning is coming.

  • Configuration Package ( as a zip file ) will get downloaded. Export is completed and the configuration package is ready for migration.



Now Lets Import the configuration Package (which we have exported above, the zip file) from our local machine to the Target Environment.

  • Navigate to the Setup and Maintenance area under the Others tab on the Home Page.

  • From the tasks list, select Manage Configuration Packages and click Upload.

  • Click Browse to search and select the Zip file previously exported onto your local computer.


  • Click Get Details and then Submit.

  • Click ok and then click Import Setup Data at the bottom of the page

  • Just click Next, Next & then click Submit


  • Wait till the import process completes successfully. Click on RefreshπŸ”„ until the status changes to ‘Completed Successfully’.

This way we have Successfully Exported and Imported Payroll Flows from one environment to another. You can then use the Payroll Flow Patterns task and can search for the imported flow pattern. ✌

If you have any doubts, Please let me know.