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how do you document a PowerApp?

Does anyone have any tips how to document all the settings and curlies in a complex PowerApp, so that the next person along does not have to figure everything out by trial and error? InfoPath had a horrible rule inspector, but PowerApps does not seem to have anything. Is that true?

 

So, what do people do to document their powerful apps?

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Re: how do you document a PowerApp?

Hi @teylyn1,

 

You can backup the app by exporting an app as a package.

 

You can export an app via the following steps:

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  • Select Export (preview) for the app you want to export

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  • Enter a Name and Description for the package

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  • Within the ‘Review Package Content’ section you can optionally add comments or notes or change the setting for how each individual resource will be imported into the target environment during package import

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  • When you are done select Export and the package file will begin downloading within a few seconds

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Re: how do you document a PowerApp?

Hi @teylyn1,

 

You can backup the app by exporting an app as a package.

 

You can export an app via the following steps:

image

  • Select Export (preview) for the app you want to export

image

  • Enter a Name and Description for the package

image

  • Within the ‘Review Package Content’ section you can optionally add comments or notes or change the setting for how each individual resource will be imported into the target environment during package import

image

  • When you are done select Export and the package file will begin downloading within a few seconds

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Continued Contributor
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Re: how do you document a PowerApp?

Manually. PowerApps was designed as an end user tool, and lacks standard IT functions like proper source control, good versioning, and support for any sort of documentation. So, manually.

 

By manually, I mean it would be great for someone to keep up a doc that lists the logic and reasoning of how the form works. For example, a list of all variables, and a list of every component that changes the value of a variable and why. It goes without saying that this sort of thing sounds ok, but many people have difficulty keeping the docs up to date.

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