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Transform Rules

Transform Rules allow you to adjust the URI path, query string, and HTTP headers of requests and responses on the Cloudflare global network.

There are several types of Transform Rules:

To configure Transform Rules in the dashboard, go to the Transform Rules page in Rules.

​​ Transform Rules evaluation

Managed Transforms run before other types of Transform Rules that modify HTTP headers:

  • Managed Transforms that adjust HTTP request headers run before HTTP request header modification rules.
  • Managed Transforms that adjust HTTP response headers run before HTTP response header modification rules.

Transform Rules run in order. Rules that appear later in the list of Transform Rules can overwrite changes done by previous rules. You can define the rule order in the dashboard or via API.

Request and response fields are immutable within each phase while evaluating Transform Rules for a request/response. For more information, refer to Rule evaluation and field values.

​​ Availability

Cloudflare Transform Rules are available to all customers. Support for regular expressions depends on your Cloudflare plan.

This table outlines the Transform Rules features available with each customer plan:

Free Pro Business Enterprise


Yes Yes Yes Yes

Active Transform Rules

10 25 50 100

Regex support

No No Yes Yes

A Cloudflare user must have the Firewall role or one of the Administrator roles to access Transform Rules.

​​ Get started

You can create different kinds of Transform Rules in the dashboard or via Cloudflare API. Refer to the following sections for detailed instructions:

Refer to Rules language for more information on building expressions for Transform Rules.