Export/import of app

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    IT Support

    Pretty much.

    I'd keep the option open to make the file encrypted, but if they already expose the app schema as described in the XML trick in the post you linked to, I guess that's not that important anyway.

    I've upvoted the other feature request.

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    Sara Kaplow, Community Manager

    One thing I think several of our customers do is have a Department specifically for testing. That Department is limited to only Admins or people who need to approve changes. When an App is ready to go live, you can deploy it to your other Departments for regular use. 

    Does that sound like it might satisfy this particular use case? 

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    IT Support

    How would one limit that new version of the app to only one department while leaving the existing version of the app available for the regular users?

    Also, how would one dispatch to a particular version of the app, so that we can test dispatches and submissions on the new version, while still directing other dispatches to the old version of the app?

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    Sara Kaplow, Community Manager

    If the App has already been finished and deployed to other Departments, and then you want to work on it back in the original department, you could work through those revisions in testing mode OR make a copy of the App (in the original department) to do testing on, then manually make those changes to the original App. 

    You can't, at the moment, Dispatch to a test version, so the manual method might work best for you, though it's a bit more labor intensive. 

    Let me know if you have questions; departments can get tricky so I'm happy to help!

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    IT Support

    The manual version is what we do now, but there's no guarantee that the same changes are applied correctly when merging between the different versions.

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