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balaji
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Is it possible to import Flow/PowerApps into solution

Is it possible to import an already Flow/PowerApps into a new solution?

 

We are planning to put some of the related Flows and PowerApps into a solution. 

But don't know how to achieve it. Any ideas without recreating them from scratch?

 

Thanks,

Balaji

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PowerApps Staff caburk
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Re: Is it possible to import Flow/PowerApps into solution

This was a known feature gap that has since been addressed. You should see your flows within the add existing tab/outside solutions. 

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monty-power-app
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Re: Is it possible to import Flow/PowerApps into solution

Yes.  The Solution Manager does allow adding an existing PowerApp or Flow.

 

See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/solutions-overview

balaji
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Re: Is it possible to import Flow/PowerApps into solution

@monty-power-app I don't see documentation about solution manager in the linked URL?  is that the right one ? 

monty-power-app
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Re: Is it possible to import Flow/PowerApps into solution

Are you working with a Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement solution using the classic solution explorer or a Common Data Service solution (available from Solutions on https://make.powerapps.com)?

 

Per the documentation, there are limitations when working with PowerApps or Flows in solutions;

  • Canvas apps won't display in the classic solution explorer.
  • Button triggered flows are not available in solutions.
  • Canvas app triggered flows are not available in solutions.
  • Flows triggered from Microsoft 365 applications such as SharePoint and Excel are not available in solutions.

[From https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/use-solution-explorer#known-lim...]

 

The link below goes into detail on adding an existing component, ie PowerApp or Flow.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/use-solution-explorer#add-an-ex...

 

Long story short, once you open the solution use the Add Existing feature to add existing Flows or Power Apps.  If you are still needing assistance, be sure to let us know if you are using the classic solution explorer and how your flow is triggered.

monty-power-app
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Re: Is it possible to import Flow/PowerApps into solution

@balaji , were you able to add your PowerApps and/or Flows to the solution? 

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balaji
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Re: Is it possible to import Flow/PowerApps into solution

@monty-power-app Yes, I'm still not able to see my flows when I select the add existing. 

 

I currently use schedule, HTTP Request triggers. But I don't know why it is now showing up. 

 

And I did find this line - You cannot move non-solution-aware flows (flows not created in a solution) into a solution.

in this documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/overview-solution-flows 

monty-power-app
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Re: Is it possible to import Flow/PowerApps into solution

Hi @balaji ,

 

One workaround might be to create a new solution-aware Flow with the same trigger and copy/paste the steps from the non-solution aware Flow.  PowerApps Studio has a new Clipboard feature that would be useful.

 

Demo of Clipboard feature;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeM19Kl4KzA

 

Good luck!

PowerApps Staff caburk
PowerApps Staff

Re: Is it possible to import Flow/PowerApps into solution

This was a known feature gap that has since been addressed. You should see your flows within the add existing tab/outside solutions. 

View solution in original post

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