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Morghan
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Import an exported flow

Hello,

 

I am attempting to import an exported flow from one 'environment' to another (I do all my testing in a separate SharePoint site). Historically, I have just started over and recreated the Flow/PowerApp entirely in our Production environment once it's passed testing, but the more we use Flows/PowerApps, there's got to be a more efficient way. I know how to export the Flows and Forms into .zip files, but how can I simply IMPORT these flow steps/custom forms into another SharePoint site's Library? Awhile back, I began going through way overly complicated steps to do this. I just want to be pointed in the direction of the best article(s).

 

Thank you in advance,

Morghan C. 

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Johhnymac
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Re: Import an exported flow

Hi Morghan,

 

I would check out this article from Microsoft that explains both how to export and import a flow, along with the known limitations. 

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/import-export-bap-packages/

I'll also include a link to a Netwoven article that explains how to import and export a team flow

https://www.netwoven.com/2019/02/05/how-to-export-and-import-team-flows/

 

I hope that helps!

Morghan
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Re: Import an exported flow

Hi @Johhnymac -

 

Thank you for the prompt response. These directions are perfect and look easy enough, thank you. I think the most difficulties I had before was attempting to export/import a custom form built via PowerApps... Do you have any suggested articles for that? 

 

-Morghan

Johhnymac
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Re: Import an exported flow

Hi @Morghan,

 

So I found one article that explains how to do a workaround to import a PowerApps package as a SharePoint list form.  It explains how to import a list form made in Powerapps and seems pretty straightforward to me.  I haven't had a chance to test it yet though.

https://poszytek.eu/en/microsoft-en/office-365-en/importing-powerapps-package-as-a-sharepoint-list-f...

 

There is also a proposed idea to create a way to move or copy custom forms from one site to another if you would like to vote for that here.

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/Move-or-Copy-a-SharePoint-list-PowerApps-Custom-...

 

I'll also link to Microsoft's articles about exporting and importing your apps across environments with packaging.  I didn't see anything about custom forms, but it could be helpful for exporting apps or Flows.

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-packaging/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/environment-and-tenant-migration

 

I'll see what else I can dig up.  I hope that helps!

 

 

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