Importing Projects

If another user uploads a Flare project to your MadCap Central license and you do not yet have that project on your computer, you can import it. You can do this from the MadCap Central window pane in Flare.

In order to import a project, you must be associated with that project in Central. See Associating Users With Teams and Projects.

Note If your project is already bound to a third-party source control provider other than Git—i.e., you are working in a dual-bound model as opposed to a single-bound model—the Import option in the MadCap Central window pane will be disabled. You will have to import your project directly from source control using your non-Central binding.

If you already have the project on your machine, you do not need to reimport the project from source control. Instead, you can get the latest version from source control by using the Flare Source Control ribbon (see the Flare online Help).

Be sure that you have the latest version of the project because when the project is initially uploaded to Central, a Central ID is added to the project file. You must have the Central ID in your local copy of the project file in order for Central to recognize that your copy of the project is linked to the copy in Central.

Important If you are using a Git/Central dual-binding, you can import projects from Git (using the Import Project From Source Control Wizard) or from Central. The project will be the same. However, if you import from Central, you will only be able to push changes to and pull changes from Central. If you import from Git(see the Flare online Help), you will be able to push changes to and pull changes from Central as well as your main Git repository. This is because the project in Central has no connection to the original Git repository, and if you import from Central you will not have those source control bindings.

Permission Required?

For this activity, you must have the following permission setting:

For more information about permissions, see Setting User Permissions.

How to Import a Project From Central

  1. Open MadCap Flare.
  2. Select View > MadCap Central. The MadCap Central window pane opens.
  3. If you are not yet logged in, enter the same user name (i.e., email) and password that you use for logging into Central, and click Log In.
  4. Click .

    Tip If this button is disabled, try clicking in the window pane first.

    The Import Project dialog opens.

  5. If you are a member of more than one MadCap Central license, click in the My Licenses field and choose the license where the project is located.
  6. From the My Projects field, select the project you want to import.
  7. Next to the Destination folder field, click and choose the folder where you want the imported project to be stored on your computer.
  8. Click OK.
  9. When the import is finished, you can click Open to launch the project in Flare. Otherwise, you can click Cancel.

What’s Next?

As you make changes to the imported Flare project, you will need to synchronize those changes with Central periodically to make sure the local and cloud files are in sync. See Committing and Synchronizing in a Single-Bound Model and Pushing in a Dual-Bound Model.