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aussiejedi
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Solutions: Cannot attach a Solution-based Flow to a Solution-based PowerApp

I am attempting to create a Canvas PowerApp that exists within a Solution to a Flow which exists in the same Solution. I have been unsuccessful.

 

From the Solution-based PowerApp, I can select to create a new Flow, but after the Flow has been created, it exists outside of the Solution.

 

I can I create my Flow directly within the Solution and save it, and I can see it exists within the Solution:

flowinasolution.png

 

 

 

My Flow is extremely simple, containing only a PowerApp trigger and a single Compose action (for testing).

flowinasolution3.png

However, from within my Solution-based PowerApp, the Solution-based Flow is not even visible to attach it:

flowinasolution2.png

Note that I can successfully attach a Solution-based PowerApp to a Flow that is not in a Solution, but the net result of this is that the PowerApp is packaged into the Solution, but not the Flow. The behaviour of packaging a PowerApp in a Solution differs from the behaviour when exporting a single PowerApp in isolation. When exporting a single PowerApp, when you import that PowerApp into a destination environment any Flows that are triggered directly by the PowerApp are embedded in the export file from the source environment and are deployed to the destination environment. When a Solution is packaged with a PowerApp inside of it, any Flows associated with that PowerApp are not embedded into the Solution. [Which is why I'm trying to include the Flow in the same Solution as the PowerApp].

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Microsoft nickdurak
Microsoft

Re: Solutions: Cannot attach a Solution-based Flow to a Solution-based PowerApp

This is not yet supported. Solution based flow with PowerApps button trigger is expected to be implemented by around September this year.

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Community Support Team
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Re: Solutions: Cannot attach a Solution-based Flow to a Solution-based PowerApp

Hi @aussiejedi ,

 

Thanks for feedback.

 

The issue could be reproduced by me.

 

From the Solution-based PowerApp, the Solution-based flow is not selectable.

 

I will help report this issue and back to you once I got any updates.

 

Best regards,

Mabel

 

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
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Microsoft nickdurak
Microsoft

Re: Solutions: Cannot attach a Solution-based Flow to a Solution-based PowerApp

This is not yet supported. Solution based flow with PowerApps button trigger is expected to be implemented by around September this year.

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SamWallis
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Re: Solutions: Cannot attach a Solution-based Flow to a Solution-based PowerApp

Hey @nickdurak,

 

This is a feature we are urgently waiting on for automation of our deployment process.

 

Any chance we could recieve confirmation when this is fixed?

 

Cheers

Microsoft nickdurak
Microsoft

Re: Solutions: Cannot attach a Solution-based Flow to a Solution-based PowerApp

@SamWallis we will blog about it in the Flow blog once it is made available. We will also update this thread.

 

+@kartikraop 

romber
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Re: Solutions: Cannot attach a Solution-based Flow to a Solution-based PowerApp

Hi @nickdurak,

 

I would like to ask if there is any progress towards this topic. Maybe more accurate time since is already September. I'm about to start quite a complex project with powerapps canvas/flow technology at this is a very important topic for me due to lifecycle management and deployment to possibly multiple customers (tenants, environments). 

Microsoft nickdurak
Microsoft

Re: Solutions: Cannot attach a Solution-based Flow to a Solution-based PowerApp

@kartikraop can you provide any updates on the timeline if possible?

SamWallis
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Re: Solutions: Cannot attach a Solution-based Flow to a Solution-based PowerApp

Still really hoping this is coming in November as I've heard previously. 

 

We've had to move onto model-driven apps in the mean time - we couldn't wait around for the deployment story with no clear timeline.

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