Thanks for the thoughtful response. Unfortunately, the destination appliance is already in production and contains configurations that reside in other partitions. Therefore, I would not be able to downgrade the appliance in order to import the configuration and then upgrade it. I'm giving up on the text config because for just one access policy, the config is growing over 600 lines of config and I'm still unable to import the config for one access policy without errors. Errors relating to missing referenced objects. Unless I get a better magical response, I'm going to have to manually do it all via the GUI.