So i want t import an application load balancer under the terraform management, i managed to add some of it's attributes like cross-region and delete protection, global accelerator etc, and i imported, but i found out that i forgot to add the "config" attribute, how do i include that in the import (which i already did) ? terraform says that doing multiple imports will result in unknown behavior, also, if i continue without adding the "config", will doing apply result in removing that config ? Another thing, i have multiple rules under the loadbalancer, do i have to import all of them in order to add another rule with a specefic priority ? Thank you,

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Some background

When you do an import, Terraform adds the resource description to Terraform state in a local file called "terraform.tfstate".

You can use terraform state rm to remove the imported resource from the Terraform state. Terraform then "forgets" the imported ALB (removes it from tfstate), without deleting the actual ALB.

Now, You can edit your resource definition to add the missing "config" attribute and re-import it.

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