Exporting projects

In Watson Studio you can share a project with others by exporting the project. Exporting a project packs the project assets that you select into a single file that can be shared like any other file. You can export a project as a ZIP file to your desktop.

To export a project:

  1. Open the project you want to export.
  2. Check whether assets that you include in your export, for example notebooks or connections, do not contain credentials or other sensitive information that you do not want to share. You should remove or hide this information before you begin the export. See Hiding sensitive code cells in a notebook.
  3. Click  the Export icon from the project toolbar. Select to export the project to desktop
  4. Select the assets to add. If you don’t want to manually select all of the assets of a type, you can filter by asset type. The asset types you can filter for are data assets, notebooks, environment definitions, connections, dashboards and data flows.

    Alternatively, you can customize project export for your project by setting export preferences (the settings icon to the right of the window title) which are applied each time you export the project.

    Be mindeful when selecting assets to also include the dependencies of those assets, for example the data assets or connections for a data flow or a notebook.

  5. Click Export. Do not leave the page while the export is running. The status of a project export is tracked on the project’s Overview page.

    You cannot manually add other assets to the exported ZIP file on your desktop.

    Currently, you can only import projects that are exported from the same Watson Studio edition. For example, you cannot import a project in Watson Studio Local that was exported from Watson Studio Cloud.