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aaedla
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Powerapps replace option is missing

Hi,

 

Why replace option is missing in PowerApps. Previously there was a replace option to replace Application A with Application B but now it is missing. 

Is there any other way to replace the application? 

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Adrian_Celis
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Hi @aaedla 

 

What do you mean by replace an application? Did you mean Search and Replace inside the app? Or Save the app as a replacement for another app?

 

If it is the second one then you can do that by Exporting App A, then Importing it to update App B.

Adrian,Thank you for your comments.

 

I was asking about save the app as a replacement within same environment. Now I am getting Application already exists error.

Adrian_Celis
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Hi @aaedla 

I see, from what I can remember since I started PowerApps around 3 years ago it has always been like that. You have to rename the existing app so that it does not have a same name. I am not sure if there was a replace option and whether or not they have changed it.

Hi Adrien,

 

Thank you for your comments but I am sure I have used replace app so many times till recent most recent(till 1 month ago) but now it is not vaialble. Now if I use Save as option with existing app name , I am getting following error. Even in error it is showing replace option. May I know how could I replace the app? Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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WarrenBelz
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@aaedla .

@Adrian_Celis is correct on the renaming to my knowledge - I have never been able to overwrite an app, however if you export the new one (to a zip file) and then import to the new environment you can not only replace the old one, but you also maintain all the version history.

 

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sahana_23
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It's possible that the "replace" option was removed or relocated in a recent update to PowerApps. However, you can still achieve the same result by creating a new app with the same name as the existing app. This will replace the existing app with the new one, effectively achieving the same result as the "replace" option. Be sure to back up any important data before attempting this process.

WarrenBelz
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@sahana_23 ,

That does not "replace" the app - the ID will be different on the new one and therefore all links to it broken. The data however will not be affected.

Thanks for your comments but I am getting error, "Application already exists error.". 

WarrenBelz
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@aaedla ,

If you want the same name, you need to either rename or delete the old one.

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