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Advocate IV
Advocate IV

"Attachment file size is too big.". Could not export solution

i have a solution including 4  components.

two connection references, one cloud flow and one desktop flow.


in order to move desktop flows  from dev environment to prd environment, i did export the solution.

when i export the solution i got an error "Attachment file size is too big."


there are one trigger and two actions in the cloud flow, 2000 actions in the desktop flow.


do you have any idea?

Helper I
Helper I

Hi there, have you found a solution to this issue yet? Having the same issue right now. The Desktop Flow itself is very big in size. I can't even export it individually.



Hi, i didnt get any solution from ms. they recommended me using ALM. but it is not a solution for me.

whenever you get it, please share it all. thank you.

Regular Visitor

any update on this issue? i want to export the solution with only a pad flow and i am getting this error.

Super User
Super User

Hi @Vagiannisg , looks like @jadenkim has already contacted MSFT and their recommendation is to use ALM.


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If you are just having a PAD flow probably you can consider the most easiest way of doing a Cntrl C on your existing flow and Cntrl V in a .text file. 

Then use the content in the text file to paste back into another enviornment or flow editor. Just make sure to do a double check to test out if all the contents of the text file contains all the back up like subflows, variables etc.

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