This is an epic to collect Repository vs. File Based Serialization Issues.
Example: A step within a transformation is stored correctly in the .ktr file (in XML) but has issues when storing and/or retrieving from the repository (either Pentaho Server repository or database repository).
There are also issues with exporting and importing that are related to the different storing/loading methods for repository vs. file based.
The underlying issue is explained in PDI-7971.
[Actually work in progress to find all cases within JIRA and move them into this epic.]