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NigelP
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Multi User Development of PowerApps

Hi 

 

Are there any best practises around multiple users developing the same PowerApp ?

 

Thanks

 

Nigel

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Community Support Team
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Re: Multi User Development of PowerApps

Hi @NigelP ,

Currently, editing same canvas app at the same time is not supported in PowerApps.

 

If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

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Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Multi User Development of PowerApps

@NigelP 

In what way do you mean multiple users?  Only one user can actually open the App to design mode at a time.

 

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Re: Multi User Development of PowerApps

Hi @NigelP ,

Do you want multiple users to be able to edit same PowerApps app?

Do you want multiple users to be able to edit same PowerApps app at same time?

 

If you just want multiple users to be able to edit same PowerApps app, I think the "Share" functionality within PowerApps could achieve your needs.

On your side, you could consider share your app with other end users with Co-Owner permission, then other end users could also edit your app.9.JPG

More details about sharing an app within PowerApps, please check the following article:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/share-app

 

If you want multiple end users could edit same canvas app at the same time, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs.

Currently, within PowerApps, it only allows single one person to edit same app once time. If the multiple users edit same app at the same time, the rest of users would face Conflict error.

 

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Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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NigelP
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Re: Multi User Development of PowerApps

Hi @RandyHayes @v-xida-msft 

 

With PowerApps becoming more and more complex and bigger, the need for multiple developers to edit / update the same PowerApp at the same time becomes more and more prevalent, just like C# development where there is a plethora of tools to support multi-developer development eg GitHub and Visual Studio Teams.  PowerApps (and Flow) is, like it or not, going to be another developement language.which requires multiple developers working in a collaborative way on the same PowerApps App.  Hopefully, PowerApps and Flow will find their way into the next version of Visual Studio.  Until that happens, there is the need for multiple developers to develop the same PowerApps app.  Is there a way of this being made available.

 

Regards

 

Nigel

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Multi User Development of PowerApps

Hi @NigelP ,

Currently, editing same canvas app at the same time is not supported in PowerApps.

 

If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Multi User Development of PowerApps

@NigelP 

PowerApps is still very much considered a no-code designer platform.  So, since there is not really any code involved, there has to be a different approach to the ability for multiple people to design the app at the same time.  I could envision such a thing, but don't see it on the near-term considering what I mentioned above.

Definitely check out the Idea Forum.  There are several ideas on there in regard to this.  Some with a pretty good amount of votes as well.

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