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Sachinbansal
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Export-Import CDS Entities across environments

Hi

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/administrator/export-import-packages

 

Above link says, you can export and import resources from admin portal but I do not see option to export or import resources when I select Source/target environment. I have a canvas app which I am able to export and import as a package in other environment. At the same time I want to export and import entities which I am not able to. I know I cannot export data using export-import feature for which I need to use excel. But any suggestion on how to export entities?

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Power Apps Staff caburk
Power Apps Staff

Re: Export-Import CDS Entities across environments

Yes, you can certainly do this, although today it's not intuitive from the PowerApps portal.

Click the Advanced tab on model-driven mode, which will open up the solution containing any customizations made from the PowerApps portal. You'll see an "export solution" option and it will have a wizard to guide you through export.

 

Here's an article for more information. Note we're working to make this experience much more user friendly and appreciate any feedback you may have.  

 

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Super User
Super User

Re: Export-Import CDS Entities across environments

If you go to Data > Entities there is an Export button in the ribbon. Is that what you are looking for? 

Shane - Microsoft MVP, YouTube, and PowerApps Consulting for when you are in a bind to get this fixed quickly. And finally we now have PowerApps Training
Sachinbansal
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Re: Export-Import CDS Entities across environments

Thanks @Shanescows for your response but I think Data -> Entities -> Export option only allows you to export data not entity definition. I was particularly looking to export entity definition and import into other CDS environments.

Super User
Super User

Re: Export-Import CDS Entities across environments

Got it. I wonder if @CWesener can help. He is the smartest CDS person I know. 🙂 

Shane - Microsoft MVP, YouTube, and PowerApps Consulting for when you are in a bind to get this fixed quickly. And finally we now have PowerApps Training
Power Apps Staff caburk
Power Apps Staff

Re: Export-Import CDS Entities across environments

Yes, you can certainly do this, although today it's not intuitive from the PowerApps portal.

Click the Advanced tab on model-driven mode, which will open up the solution containing any customizations made from the PowerApps portal. You'll see an "export solution" option and it will have a wizard to guide you through export.

 

Here's an article for more information. Note we're working to make this experience much more user friendly and appreciate any feedback you may have.  

 

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Sachinbansal
Level: Powered On

Re: Export-Import CDS Entities across environments

Thanks @caburk for your response.

 

I believe this is the only way to export-import entities and customizations acroos CDS environments as of now.

As a feedback, when we export and package Canvas Apps through PowerApp web portal if user will have flexibility to add entities, business rules, flows as related/dependant resources, will be very meaningful and helpful.

 

Regards

Sachin Bansal

https://sachinbansal.blog

Power Apps Staff caburk
Power Apps Staff

Re: Export-Import CDS Entities across environments

Thank you Sachin, I've passed along your feedback to the respective PM owners on my team and we do have some of this work in-flight. 

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