Postman can export whole collections, and also single requests.

I'd like to export just one request, so I can send it as an example to somebody else who can import it in their Postman via (possible Raw Text?):

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Normally, I'd use cURL format which is supported even for imports within Postman. But there's also issue #7895 that seems to block this option or to be more precise, it won't import request body, which is exactly what I need at the moment.

When I go into a request in Postman => code, there are many options, but it seems that the only option also suitable for imports is cURL. Postman can't import requests written in a programming/scripting language, so all other options here are out of the question (yes, I've tried HTTP, but that's not a supported format for imports either).

Having said that, is there a way I can import a single request with body data in Postman?

My Postman version is 7.16.0 (x64) for Windows OS.

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    Couldn't you just create a new collection folder and create a copy of the request you need to that folder and share it.
    – PDHide
    Commented Jan 20, 2020 at 11:06
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    Exporting collection with one request generates json file, which can be imported by other user. That's the proper way to do it. Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 13:15
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    @pavelsaman The issue you mentioned has been fixed in the latest version of the app. Commented May 7, 2020 at 10:05
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    @DannyDainton: good news, thank you for letting me know
    – pavelsaman
    Commented May 7, 2020 at 10:25
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    @pavelsaman or @ DannyDainton - As you guys stated the issue has been fixed in the latest version. Can any of you answer the question with more details? It would be helpful for others in future.
    – JAINAM
    Commented Jul 10, 2020 at 5:57

3 Answers 3


There is no direct option to export a single request from Postman.

You can create and export collections. Here is a link to help with that. https://learning.postman.com/docs/getting-started/importing-and-exporting-data/#exporting-collections

Regarding the single request thing, you can try a workaround. I tried with the RAW body parameters and it worked.

What you can do is,

  1. In your request tab, click on the 3 dots in the top right corner of your request panel/box. enter image description here

  2. Select Code. This will open Generate Code Snippents window. enter image description here

  3. Copy the cURL code and save it in a text file. Share this with who you want to. enter image description here

  4. They can then import the request from the text file. enter image description here

  • This helped me a lot. +1
    – KaiVacakis
    Commented Jun 22, 2022 at 2:42

If you are using a shared workspace, you can copy a link to take the other person directly to the request. The option to do so is to the right of the request name edit option. Image of a Postman request with the link to copy a request displayed


You may create a shared workspace with your team members to share the API request without going through import and export.

More details on how to create a workspace and team can be found here https://learning.postman.com/docs/collaborating-in-postman/collaboration-intro/

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