Method: projects.locations.agents.flows.import

Imports the specified flow to the specified agent from a binary file.

This method is a long-running operation. The returned Operation type has the following method-specific fields:

Note: You should always train a flow prior to sending it queries. See the training documentation.

HTTP request

POST https://{endpoint}/v3beta1/{parent=projects/*/locations/*/agents/*}/flows:import

Where {endpoint} is one of the supported service endpoints.

The URLs use gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The agent to import the flow into. Format: projects/<Project ID>/locations/<Location ID>/agents/<Agent ID>.

Authorization requires the following IAM permission on the specified resource parent:

  • dialogflow.flows.create

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
  "importOption": enum (ImportOption),

  // Union field flow can be only one of the following:
  "flowUri": string,
  "flowContent": string
  // End of list of possible types for union field flow.

enum (ImportOption)

Flow import mode. If not specified, KEEP is assumed.

Union field flow. Required. The flow to import. flow can be only one of the following:


The Google Cloud Storage URI to import flow from. The format of this URI must be gs://<bucket-name>/<object-name>.

Dialogflow performs a read operation for the Cloud Storage object on the caller's behalf, so your request authentication must have read permissions for the object. For more information, see Dialogflow access control.


string (bytes format)

Uncompressed raw byte content for flow.

A base64-encoded string.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains an instance of Operation.

Authorization scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.


Import option.

KEEP Always respect settings in exported flow content. It may cause a import failure if some settings (e.g. custom NLU) are not supported in the agent to import into.
FALLBACK Fallback to default settings if some settings are not supported in the agent to import into. E.g. Standard NLU will be used if custom NLU is not available.