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mbarratt
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Custom forms and apps after Root site swap

Hi

 

Has anyone had any dealings with swapping your root site on SPO and what effect that has on custom forms and any powerapps applications built before the swap?

 

I have built a number of forms and applications for my org however i now need to swap the root site and i'm worried that if the URL changes on the root site, all that work will have to be redone.

 

Thanks

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dinusc
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Hello @mbarratt . If I understand your question correctly, you have an app built based on some SharePoint lists. You would like to move those lists to a different site and you're worried about the amount of work that needs to be done to make your app work after the switch. If this is correct then the only thing you will need to do is to remove the old lists from the app, add new lists and re-publish the app. You will not need to change anything else since the new "root site" should have the same lists.

 

Drrickryp
Super User
Super User

Hi @mbarratt 

I haven't actually done that but as long as the list names (datasources) and column names are the same, you will just have to reconnect them to your galleries and forms.  When you disconnect from the lists, all of your galleries and forms will red flag until you reconnect them to the new datasources.  Just to be sure, Disconnect one of the lists and reconnect it to the new list in the other site and see if it works. 

Thanks, i figured that was the case. The aspect that's bothering me the most is the custom powerapps forms on SharePoint lists. There doesn't seem to be a way to migrate these, the official line is to recreate them which i definitely don't want to be doing.

Thanks, that is only part of the problem. I understand that i can reconnect the data sources to the powerapps and the associated flows. The part that is bothering me the most is the custom forms that have been created on SharePoint lists, there doesnt seem to be a way to migrate these and i'm worried that after swapping the root site, the URL for all the lists with custom forms will be different and therefore need rebuilding. This is the case if i change the URL on a site but didn't know if it was the same for changing the root site.

 

I think i'm going to have to sign up and create a test environment online, then swap the root site and see what happens.

Thanks

I've never tried that, but I would think that copying-and-pasting forms and other controls from older app to new app should do the trick. You may also need to copy any formulas that are not defined on visible controls and forms, such as Screen or App formulas (if you have any obviously). Example: Screen.OnVisible.

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