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WebPortal
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How to upload an app using a zip file?

Hello,

 

I have seen an interesting video here:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Webinars-and-Video-Gallery/Friday-Functions-Smoother-Animations-...

 

I'd like to upload the sample app as shared by this link:

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AApO%5FX6uds%2DAKKM&cid=EF4DF040901B6FFB&id=EF4DF040901B6FFB%2...

 

But this has a zip extension, and my PowerApps studio requires a msapp extension I believe?

 

Is there a way to upload this kind of files?

 

Thanks

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timl
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Hi @WebPortal 

Just to add to what @RandyHayes says, the other way to work with these zip files is to use the import package feature, which expects a zip file. However, the particular files that you refer to produces an error.

 

timl_0-1610642721504.png

 

If it helps, here's an msapp version of Mr Dang's file which does open correctly for me.

 

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RandyHayes
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@WebPortal 

I took a look at that link...it came down as an msapp file.  Are you sure you were getting the right one?

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WebPortal
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@RandyHayes 

 

It does look like a msapp but if you download it, you'll see it is a zip with a bunch of json files in it.

RandyHayes
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@WebPortal 

Yes...that is what an msapp is.  Even though it has a msapp extension, you can rename it to .zip and open it.  And those json files are exactly what makes an app an app...it's ALL json underneath.

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timl
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Hi @WebPortal 

Just to add to what @RandyHayes says, the other way to work with these zip files is to use the import package feature, which expects a zip file. However, the particular files that you refer to produces an error.

 

timl_0-1610642721504.png

 

If it helps, here's an msapp version of Mr Dang's file which does open correctly for me.

 

RandyHayes
Super User
Super User

@WebPortal 

Sorry, should have added that you DON'T want to import the MSAPP that you downloaded.

To open it you simply needed to go either into an existing app or a new app and choose File->Open->Browse and then choose that file.  It opens just fine.

 

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