I’ve been putting together updates for our support desk app for a little while now, finally publishing these this evening to wrap up the work week. Technically I had finished yesterday, but then I went and did something absolutely stupid, I thought I’d go clean out the old, unused flows if developed, redeveloped and redeveloped over time.
It bothered me seeing them junking my Power Automate list of flows knowing they were not being used and never would be. I confirmed my so wasn’t using these, and they weren’t listed in the app connections either. First I exported and then deleted. Oh why did I do this. I should have exported the old app first, and my in development app too, I just wasn’t expecting the problems I experienced from deleting. My so continued to work, however neither version of the app could now be exported, I’m curious why? Does PowerApps retain memory of flows it has been associated with it does not show these?
So, I spent this morning having to re-create my app by copy/paste screens from old to new. Thankfully, the new version could be exported and deployed by sign-off. Our new release incorporates variable height galleries with rich text comments; private comments for our systems team; tabbed interface; and using a list to more easily allow rapidly changing the powerapp application ID across the app and flows.
Hopefully the update and updates flows will now work in harmony getting past issues we experienced after we migrated to our service account months ago.