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Importing and Exporting Rules for Drupal 7

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We're keeping this page up as a courtesy to folks who may need to refer to old instructions. We don't plan to update this page.

Alternate resources

Rules guide (

Sprout Video

This screencast shows how to work with export and import of Rules configuration, in particular using the Features module. It covers:

  • Why you should use the Features and Strongarm modules.
  • How to export Rules configuration with Features.
  • How to import Feature-exported Rules configuration to a site.
  • What reverting rules configuration means, and how to do it from Rules or Features.
  • How to (eventually) export Rules configuration manually, and some words about the high readability in the Rules export code.
  • How to import manually exported Rules configuration, including some available options/tweaks.
  • Why configuration management is an important issue for Drupal.

For more information and tutorials on the Features module, check out the Drupal Deployment with Features & Drush Series.

Additional resources

Rules guide (