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PowerPlatform Test Studio integrated with git ... ?


I now Test Studio just rolled out of experimental as has git integration.


I'm trying to use Test Studio for a Canvas App and using a (non main) branch in git, When I try to 'save' and 'publish' my Test Studio test ... i get an error message "This test didn't save properly. please try again"



When I look at the 'settings->git version control .... all looks correct (correct branch name, etc.).


Any help?  Is Test Studio not able to update git branches ?



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to add to above ... is there anywhere for me to enable better error/exception logging?


Our Dev team is blazing through this platform and places to look for enterprise errors, logs appreciated. Any verbosity flags, or such we can enable.

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What was the error? Faced the same issue.

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I've been tearing my hair out about this recently as I couldn't work out why on earth it wouldn't let me update tests. Apparently it's a known issue that git integration interferes with Test Studio, I then tested it out on another app and as soon as I added git, that's the end of any more test cases for that app.

It's really difficult to sell the idea of proper ALM with power apps when you have to choose between testing or version control... it's a real shame because the test studio is so nice to work with when it's working.

Can any MS employees on here confirm if this is being worked on and if so is there an ETA for it being resolved? .

Hi everyone, sorry about the frustration here.  Test Studio and the experimental Git Version Control feature are not compatible. It is expected that Test Studio will not function properly if the Git feature is enabled.  We mention this in the Git Version Control doc page, but I realized that we were missing a bullet point stating this on the Test Studio page.  I submitted a doc update to make this clearer for others who may turn to our docs if they have a similar question.


As an experimental feature, Git Version Control may change or be removed at any time.  I'm not aware of any planned work to carry this feature forward from its current state.  There are two ways that customers told us they want to use the Git Version Control feature - (1) to enable collaborative authoring within Studio, and (2) to have  fully source-code based versioning (eg, using Git). 


For (1), from a collaboration perspective, there is work in progress here.  You may have seen the recent announcement that it's available in preview for model-driven apps.  Similar work is underway for canvas apps too. 

We are launching Canvas Copresence soon, meaning that multiple makers will be able to enter the app with 1 editor and multiple readers, and an option to save a copy and work on it. This will help many makers as no one will be locked out from the app. We continue investing into collaboration space for makers and currently talking to teams with multiple makers to understand how to better approach full coauthoring. If you are interested in sharing your experience and pains, I'm happy to connect you to the PM working on that capability.


For (2), enabling source-code based versioning is on our radar and we're in the requirements gathering phase at the moment.  Customers have told us that they're looking for something better than the Git integration feature in Studio, and something more integrated and easy to work with than the separate 'pac canvas pack/unpack' feature in the PAC CLI.  So, we're reenvisioning the right approach to this.  We suspect that what is desired is a fully YAML-based canvas app serialization format that works well with source control tools and is easily editable and diffable/mergable.  If you want to have a further conversation about this, this is something I am working on so reach out with a direct message so I can understand your requirements.


I know this isn't the concrete set of timelines you were hoping to see, but be assured both of these things are top of mind and we're listening to feedback as we plan out the right way to solve these problems for a large set of customers like yourselves.



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Thanks for the response Chris as well as for replying to my PM!


In case others find this thread after googling this same error, the trick to resolve it requires not only turning off the git preview feature, but disconnecting your git entirely form the Settings menu. From there you can go back to the test studio and add/edit and it'll save fine again. And once done with the test studio, you can go back and re-connect git and life is good again 🙂 

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