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Rydman
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Removing dependent Model Driven App element

Hi,

 

I've been fiddling a bit with Custom pages in my model-driven app but never actually created anything. However, I've apparently still managed to create something which has landed me in a state where my dependencies seem to be messed up.

When I run my CI/CD pipeline I get this error message:

 

Component files in D:\a\1\a\BaseloadInitialAssessment.zip\CanvasApps for canvas app cr047_baseloadinitialassessmentdefaultcommandlibrary_19649 doesn't match with its name.

 

Since I’m not about to use it anyway, I happily locate this in my solution:

 

Rydman_1-1655124511930.png

I remove it from my solution and rerun the pipeline. It gets past the point of the above error, but at a later stage (while trying to import it into another environment) it fails with this message:

 

<MissingDependencies> <MissingDependency> <Required type="300" schemaName="cr047_baseloadinitialassessmentdefaultcommandlibrary_19649" displayName="BaseloadInitialAssessment_DefaultCommandLibrary" solution="Active"/> <Dependent type="AppElement" displayName="cr047_cr047_BaseloadInitialAssessment_canvasappid_cr047_baseloadinitialassessmentdefaultcommandlibrary_19649" id.uniquename="cr047_cr047_BaseloadInitialAssessment_canvasappid_cr047_baseloadinitialassessmentdefaultcommandlibrary_19649"/> </MissingDependency> </MissingDependencies> 

 

 After some digging around in the source solution I find this dependency on my model-driven app:

 

Rydman_2-1655124605910.png

So, although the component library is removed from the solution, some association with my app still exists. I’ve been hunting high and low for a way to remove the dependency but with no luck.

 

Any help here much appreciated!

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Hi @Rydman,

 

Sorry, the unique name of the model-driven app element has "canvasappid" in it misleads a bit as its not actually a Canvas app, but a "Model-Driven App Element".

 

It seems like this doesn't show up in the maker portal properly and you'll need to programmatically delete it. Here is an article that walks through how you can identify the ID of the element, and then use LINQPad to delete it.

 

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ChrisPiasecki
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Hi @Rydman,

 

As per documentation, you need to remove the component library from your Canvas App (then save/publish if applicable) before you delete the component library from the solution. 

 

 

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Chris

Hi @Chris ,

 

Thanks for your quick reply. My problem is that I don't have a Canvas app in my solution. Something probably got created when I begun to try out custom pages in my model-driven app, but I can't find anywhere in the app (which is associated with the resource as per its dependency listing) where I could somehow remove/delete it.

Hi @Rydman,

 

Sorry, the unique name of the model-driven app element has "canvasappid" in it misleads a bit as its not actually a Canvas app, but a "Model-Driven App Element".

 

It seems like this doesn't show up in the maker portal properly and you'll need to programmatically delete it. Here is an article that walks through how you can identify the ID of the element, and then use LINQPad to delete it.

 

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Chris

Hi @ChrisPiasecki ,

 

Well, that was precise and to the point! I climbed a fair bit on my steep learning curve :).Thanks!

HaydnTH
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I've run into this same issue today, and did some digging into the what/why/how this was happening (As I actually needed my command library)

 

From what I can tell. The PP build tools in DevOps are matching the name of the CanvasApp record to the customizations.xml.

The problem comes from adding PowerFX enabled commands. When you create your first command for a model driven app, Microsoft somewhat helpfully create you a Component Library, the name of this takes the format;

[PublisherPrefix]_[AppSchemaName]defaultcommandlibrary_[5didgetcode]

and from what I can see there is no way to create your own and link it to the model driven app with a pre-defined name.

 

The CanvasApp folder will truncate this name if it's over 45 characters. Taking into account that 25 are taken up by enforced characters, this only leaves 20 for the publisher prefix and app name, note it doesn't take the full app name, just the part after the publisher prefix.

However, this seems to be the cause of the PP tools failing in devops.
Unfortunately short of recreating the model driven apps with a shorter name, I am at an absolute loss as to what to do if you actually need the component library in your solution and want to use the PP build tools for easier solutions in devops.

Unfortunately, the article linked in this post does not provide the necessary information. The button that I was going to add is not in the Command Bar, so I can't simply delete the button so that the Model-Driven App Element is removed. Is there another way to solve this issue?

Youcef
Regular Visitor

Hi,

I have a similar problem. I think I tried to add a button to call a canvas App but did not do it finaly then suppressed the button.

Today I need to import my solution in another environment and get the same error and thus I am blocked.

Any help would be most welcome.

Youcef

 

 
GoodPanos
Helper I
Helper I

Thank you all for hints here. I discovered an easier way to get rid of the lurking Model-Driven App Element. If you're a Power Automate maker, then you can easily get rid of the pesky record by creating a Flow as pictured.

DeleteModelElement.jpg

To be safe you can run the flow without the Delete action first to check if indeed that is the Model-Driven App Element you're trying to get rid of. If all is good, you can then add the delete action and get rid of the record.

 

Then go back to your solution (I've read that you should wait 3-5mins and/or publish your app once more) and under Show dependencies, the component should have none. You can now delete it from your environment and you'll be good.

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