Microsoft Visio Workflow Interchange File
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What is a VWI file?
A VWI file contains a workflow chart saved in the Visio Workflow Interchange format. It is an archive that stores several files, including .XML files, which contain information about a sequence of steps or tasks that make up a workflow. VWI files are often used by business analysts to share IT workflows between Microsoft Visio and Microsoft SharePoint Designer.
To export a VWI file from Microsoft Visio, open the workflow, select the Process tab in the SharePoint Workflow group, click Export, then choose the Visio Workflow Interchange format. After exporting the VWI file, you can import it into SharePoint Designer.
To import a VWI file into Microsoft Visio that was created by SharePoint Designer follow these instructions:
- Click File → New.
- Select Flowchart under Template Categories in the Choose a Template pane.
- Click Create under Microsoft SharePoint Workflow.
- Select Import in the SharePoint Workflow group on the Process tab.
- Finally, click Open in the Import Workflow dialog box.
NOTE: Microsoft Visio is a program used for making drawings and technical illustrations.