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Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

What is the best practice to migrate components from one MPP environment to another?



there are couple of apps and flows created without the solution which I require to transfer from one environment to another.


Can you please share, the best practice ?  I usually do as follows:


Environment 1: 

  1. Create solution - "Solution 1"
  2. add components like apps/flows/entities
  3. publish customization
  4. create Managed solution

Environment 2:

  1. Import Solution - "Solution 1"
  2. save components such as flow, while app will be deployed if I am correct

Can I delete the "Solution 1" from Environment 1 and 2? If not, how should I preserve or manage these components? Can you please share the best practices?



Resolver II
Resolver II

The best practice is to create a solution in environment 1 like you are doing and then export out a managed version of that solution to environment 2. If you delete the solution from environment 1 you will only be deleting the solution and not the components however you will need it to track changes you already pushed and best practice is to use the same solution for your next release by upgrading the version of it. Please see this series on solutioning for a more in depth review

To add to the previous post, there is an important difference depending on whether you export the solution as managed or unmanaged.

If you export as managed, then if you delete the solution in environment 2, it will also delete the solution components. Whereas if you export as unmanaged, then if you delete the solution in environment 2, the components will remain.


Also, if you do export as managed, you should keep the original solution in environment 1. This is because the components will belong to the solution in environment 2, and you will only be able to update them in environment 2 (though this depends on what Managed Properties you set) by reimporting from the same original solution (or an updated version or patch from it)  

Super User II
Super User II

Hi @dave8,

I would also refer to the Microsoft's ALM best practice pages at:



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