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import of msapp files

Hello,

     One item that I would like to add is for the capability to import Apps from existing .msapp files to the online version of Powerapps.  The issue is that I have Windows 7 on my work desktop.  But, I have windows 10 on my personal laptop.  So, if I see a .msapp file that I would like to test out from the community I have to download it from my personal laptop and then open the file on the windows client machine.  Then save it to the "cloud" and then I can be at work and work on the app.  So, it would be nice if we had the capability on the Web client to be able to import .msapp files into the web client.

Status: New

@UNCWAshley@romeo0125 It's sort of hidden, but you can do this today. Go to create.powerapps.com, select Open in the left nav, then click Browse and select your locally saved .msapp file. 

If you save all your .msapp files to OneDrive, then you can always access them from the web at work. 

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Level: Power Up

i am also facing same problem in my Asus laptop. Please suggest some method to import .msapp files in to client side website. I also register this problem in Asus Repair Center but still not get proper solution for this problem.

PowerApps Staff
Status changed to: New

@UNCWAshley@romeo0125 It's sort of hidden, but you can do this today. Go to create.powerapps.com, select Open in the left nav, then click Browse and select your locally saved .msapp file. 

If you save all your .msapp files to OneDrive, then you can always access them from the web at work. 

Level: Powered On

True.  But, when I try to import say a file from the Power Apps community it mostly says there is an issue with the file and doesn't upload.  

PowerApps Staff

The packaging mechanisms are different, depending on whether it's exported via "Export package (preview)" from the apps list vs clicking "File" / "Save as" while editing the app. There's several reasons for this, but here's what you can do:

  1. Look at the file extension of the app from our community
  2. If the extension is .zip, import it from the apps page in the web portal "Import package (preview)"
  3. If the extension is .msapp, import it using the process I mentioned in my last post
    1. Note, you can also extract the contents of a .zip file and you'll find the .msapp file at the root

 

Level: Powered On

Hi

 

I've just had a problem saving my application to web.powerapps.com.  The application very kindly let me save an MSAPP file to my local drive.  However, when I attempted to upload via Import, PowerApps refused to load the file as it wasn't a ZIP file.

 

Can we please standardize on one basic file format?

 

Thanks

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PRA

PowerApps Staff

We're working to standardize the format while still supporting legacy packaging constructs for backward compatibility reasons.