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Entity (table) prefix changing


We are working on two environments 'Test' and 'Production'.

In both environments, there are the same tables with the same name and column name etc.

When we export the test app and import it to production we changed the connections and the flows and it always went good.

Suddenly, today when we export/import there were full of errors and some names even changed on their own.

Any clue why it happens?







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Hello @Racheli 


What Tables are you using from Dataverse, are they standard ones or Custom Tables?

Is the Tables inside a Solution? The prefix (Publisher) should not be different between Environments


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Custom Tables.

I don't think they are inside a Solution, they are in here:


How does the prefix (Publisher) change between different Environments (as in the first picture)?

Does it matter if the tables are in the Solution or not?


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@Racheli The best way to ALM is to use Solutions.

  • Create a Solution in 'Test' and add all your Tables, Choices, Apps, Flows, Connections etc., into it.
  • Publish changes, Export (as a Managed Solution) and download the File
  • Import the File into 'Production'


Solution Exporter checks for dependencies. This way, you don't have to do anything in Production. Connections to Flows will be automatically established (This feature was added recently).


You can repeat this process when there are changes to be pushed from Test to Prod. This process can also be automated using Azure DevOps.


Hope this helps!

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Hey @CNT ,

I get the point and now it's clearer.

Although I would like to read about this more to make sure I'm doing it right.

One more thing please, recently, some things in the app has been changed by themselves.

In "App" -> "OnStart", there is a collection that the first and the last (marked in the picture) are kept changing, 

they should be: ItemId: ThisRecord.'Item number'


Is there been an update in Powerapps lately?

Thanks in advance!!!


@Racheli Updates do come in regularly and sometimes they break things that are working. But I have never come across a situation where the code has changed by itself. Is there anyone else working in the same App? 

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