XML records from lists

You can directly export records as XML from any list or form.

This export process preserves all record field values including system generated field values such as:
  • Sys ID
  • Creation date
  • Update date
The XML import process directly inserts records into the target table. During the import the system:
  • Ignores any business rules that normally apply to the table.
  • Does not provide any opportunity to transform incoming data.
  • Automatically matches a reference field's display value to the local Sys ID for some tables.

This process is good for directly copying records from one system to another but does not remove the need to know the relationships between tables. If you need validate or transform data or reconcile the sys ID values of reference fields, use an XML import set instead.