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Common Data Service | Environment Entities Data Export/Import in a Single Data Snapshot

I have seen there are a couple of options to export/import entity data between environments. From the data export/import functionality, using the 'Open in Excel', or even using OData dataflows to migrate data between environments.

 

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It is quite painful to go through this import/export process and preserve all relationships between records (parent/child), and also all activities (and custom activities you might have)... The closest thing working is the OData dataflow path, and still you have to take care to synchronize/run the parent dataflows before running child dataflows... Takes time, you make mistakes.

 

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Anyways, would you please consider to offer a functionality to Export a complete 'data snapshot' of all entities (or a selection of them) in an Environment (A), the we can then be able to import that 'data snapshot' into the new environment (B)? Probably as an option when Exporting a solution? In that sense you would have on one hand an exported solution (managed or unmanaged) + a complete data snapshot of your environment that you could import to the new environment in a single shot.

 

Thank you for your consideration of this idea.

 

 

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