Import a Form Space as a WAR archive

   Journey Manager (JM) Previously known as Transact Manager (TM). |   System Manager / DevOps |  v5.1 & Higher This feature is related to v5.1 and higher.

Manager allows you to import form spaces as WAR or ZIP archive files. You can use this functionality to perform a form space hot deployment.


Manager has permissions for user’s export and import of a form space configuration as a ZIP archive, but not the WAR files. Therefore, for a user to import a form space archive, they need the Import Action Edit permission.

To import one or several form spaces as WAR archives:

  1. Select Forms > Form Spaces.
  2. Click Import WAR.
  3. Click Choose File and locate a form space archive WAR file, which has been previously exported.
  4. Click Import. It might take 5-10 seconds for the import to work.
  5. Check that the success message “WAR file deployed, please wait a little while it is initializing.” is displayed on the top of the page.
  6. Press Close and check the list of form spaces to verify the imported form spaces have been added.

    If you don't see the imported form spaces in the list, it could mean there is a problem with your user account configuration. Manager prior to version 4.3.0 allows an organization to be assigned for users with the Global Access. This is an issue because you can only see the form spaces that belong to the assigned organization. When a new form space is created, it doesn't have an organization assigned and, hence, it may be hidden from you.

You can also import a WAR file into Manager by copying it directly to a Manager server, if you have read/write access to the deployments directory.

To copy one or several form spaces as WAR archives:

  1. Log onto the Manager server.
  2. Copy the form space WAR file to the /avoka/transact/manager/server/standalone/deployments directory.
  3. Log onto Manager.
  4. Check the new form spaces have been added.

Next, learn how to export a form space as a WAR archive.