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Zuleikav
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Create solution package with Power Platform Build Tools for DevOps?

I've been working through setting up some pipelines in Azure DevOps to export/import solutions across environments. I noticed that there's an action to deploy a package, but I couldn't see one to create a package. Is there a way to create a package within DevOps? 

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ChrisPiasecki
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Hi @Zuleikav,

 

You would use the Export Solution task to retrieve an unmanaged solution from a development environment in a packed zip file. 

 

The Unpack Solution task extracts the solution file components from the zip format to its XML format which can be version controlled. 

 

You can use the Pack Solution task to take the unpacked XML components and compress it back into a zip. The zip can then be imported into an environment.

 

The build tasks are described in further detail here. 

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/alm/devops-build-tool-tasks#power-platform-pack-solu...

 

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Hi @ChrisPiasecki 

 

Thanks for your reply!

 

I've got a pipeline that exports and unpacks the solution. I can pack the solution and import it, but I want to deploy it as a package including data. Is it possible to create this package in DevOps? I couldn't see a power platform tool for it, but maybe there's a way to achieve it using other tools.

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