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John742
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Packaging Canvas App and Related Flow in the Same solution

Is it supported to package a canvas app and a flow in a solution where the flow is called from the that canvas app. With some recent changes I am now able to create a package that has both the canvas app and the flow in it. Now I am able to configure the canvas app to call the flow, but I encounter a problem when I export the solution and import the solution back into another environment. The connection between the canvas app and flow is removed. Under the connections pane it shows the flow as “Not connected”. 

 

Before pursuing this approach further is this scenario supported?

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365-Assist
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Multi Super User

It is a Managed Solution. However from the Managed solution there is nothing stopping me from opening a Form in Classic Designer and repointing the App ID (For the Canvas App.)

 

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I can also addjust the Power automate Flow.

 

Not surey why or how this is the case. But you have to know how to get to this back end stuff.

 

 

 

Hello
I've tried your approach and it doesn't work. I cannot re-attach the flow because it's not proposed when trying to add it in my canvas app. It considers that I have not yet any flow. I only have the create button.

And if I try to open this flow to edit it, I get an error message so I cannot edit it.

Hence I'm stuck and I cannot believe that MS is fine with such a huge error in their product.

"Hey MS team, stop building bulls**t AI and start fixing the real basic stuff!" (I'm really frustrated to have spent so much time for such a result)

KodyN
Frequent Visitor

We are having these problems as well and need to use managed solutions so that we can patch changes because if we were to just import as unmanaged over and over, data in any tables would be wiped requiring me to bulk re-import every time we come out with a patch. That makes the utility of solution management utterly useless.

elmz
Helper I
Helper I

Seems like this issue is still not resolved. Have to refresh the connection on the Test/Prod Environment after Solution Import.

 

Yes. I observed it couple of hours back today. We need to re-connect the flows again and turn off and on the flows to ensure triggers are working fine

Yes indeed, this is apparently not yet fully fixed by Microsoft

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