Retrieving Process builder Flows via BulkRetrieve in ANT does not retrieve the Flow file
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Retrieving Process builder Flows via BulkRetrieve in ANT does not retrieve the Flow file

Flow , Process Builder

Last updated 2019-09-18 ·Reference W-2664111 ·Reported By 39 users

In Review

When BulkRetrieve functionality is used to retrieve Flows created by Process Builder, the operation does not create the "Flow" file.

The operation will create the Folder with name "Flow" (which will have no contents) as well as Package.xml.

You will be able to see a warning message : Entity of type 'Flow' named '<Flow-Name>' cannot be found

- Create a Flow using Process Builder.
- Name the Flow as "Test_Flow1".
- Create this BulkRetrieve command in your Build.xml file :

<target name="bulkRetrieve">
<sf:bulkRetrieve username="${sf.username}" password="${sf.password}" serverurl="${sf.serverurl}" maxPoll="${sf.maxPoll}" metadataType="${sf.metadataType}" retrieveTarget="Bulk"/>

- Create a Directory/Folder by the name "Bulk" in the Folder from where you are running ANT Migration Tool commands.

- Put the below parameters in the file :

sf.username = <Username for the Org>
sf.password = <Password+Security Token>
sf.serverurl = < Login URL, i.e. or >
sf.metadataType = Flow

- Run the command via "ant bulkRetrieve".

- You will see this warning in the Logs : "Entity of type 'Flow' named 'Test_Flow1' cannot be found"

- If you check under "Bulk" folder, you will see Package.xml which got generated and a folder named "Flow".

- However, folder will not have any contents even though the name of Flow is visible in Package.xml file.

To retrieve Flow created by Process Builder, use normal Retrieve commands and Package.xml

Is it Fixed?

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