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Import exported solution contains entities, what will happen to old data?

Hello, We have two environments, one for development and one for production. We have a plan that make regular development happens the Development Environment, and once the development is done, we want to export the whole Solution and import it into the Production Enviroment as a managed Solution.

I would like to know that if the Production Environment had data inside Entities already, what will happen if we import the Solution to that environment? Will the new import behavior remove those old data, or just leave them as they were before?

Another question is that if we had an Entity named 'Project' with two field 'Icon' and‘Description’ in the Production Environment already, then we import a Solution with the same Entity named 'Project' but has only one field 'Icon', will this import behavior deletes the field 'Description' in the Production Environment?

 

Thanks.

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v-xida-msft
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HI @xilef,

For your first question, if the Production Environment had data inside Entities already, when you import the Solution to that Production environment, the import behaviour would not remove those old data, instead, it would create a new Entity with same name within your Production environment.

In other words, the import behaviour would not overwrite existing records or append new records to the same Product Entity in your Production environment.

 

For your second question, please check my response for your first question. The import behaviour would not overwrite existing records or append new records to the same Product Entity in your Production environment, it just create a new Entity with same name in your Production environment.

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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