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LESSONS LEARNED: How to mess up an app when moving between Environments

Hello,

I made a decent sized mistake today that you may learn from.

- Our Admins just setup a PowerApps DEV Environment.

- Time to move all the apps in various stages of development to DEV and use the Default Env as PROD.

- Seems pretty straightforward:

1. Export app (and any Custom Connectors) from PROD

2. Switch to DEV env

3. Import app (and any Custom Connectors) into DEV

4. Save app

5. Share with the correct folks

6. Delete app from PROD

7. Repeat for each app until PROD is cleaned up

 

- Welp... theres a BIG catch

- When you export an app, it only exports the last PUBLISHED version

- Hm...

- Whats the big deal? Well... Turns out I had a few apps that were under fairly heavy development that I had just been SAVING... not PUBLISHING. 

- Ouch...

Lesson learned: STEP 1: PUBLISH then proceed. 

Hope this helps!

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: LESSONS LEARNED: How to mess up an app when moving between Environments

Hi @ericonline 

 

Thanks for your post and share.

 

Best Regards.

Yumia

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Super User
Super User

Re: LESSONS LEARNED: How to mess up an app when moving between Environments

Ouch, even just reading that felt painful! Thanks for sharing this so that others don't make the same mistake Smiley Happy

 

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: LESSONS LEARNED: How to mess up an app when moving between Environments

Hi @ericonline 

 

Thanks for your post and share.

 

Best Regards.

Yumia

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