Confusion about Exported/Imported Apps

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    Sanjay

    I think your first confusion is "development environment". 

    If you and the other developer are logging in to same portal url (e.g. https://agilepointdev.mycompany.com), that means you both are using same environment for your development work, and in one environment two applications with same name are not allowed. That's why when you are trying to import the application in same environment you are basically overwriting the existing application with same name, and because you don't have permission to modify existing application the import action will fail complaining you don't have permission to modify this application.

    if developer gives you permissions and you import the application in same environment, then note that you have only one copy of the application on that environment shared between original developer and you. and if you changing or deleting this application it is changed or deleted for everyone on that environment.

    So either you import the application to different environment (e.g. https://agilepointdev2.mycompany.com) than the original developer is developing on, to make it your own copy, or if you want to do it on same environment then you can clone the original application (and give it different name of course).

    Cloning the application will create a separate copy of the original application and can be edited or deleted independently.

    I hope this explanation helps.

     

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    Sylvia Able

    That makes sense!

    One more question..  if I want to clone, sounds like the owner needs to add me as a designer, export the app.  Then I import it and clone it and then I have the owner remove me as designer from the original one.

    Is that correct?

    Thanks so much for clearing this all up for me, Sanjay!

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    Sanjay

    No, to clone the application you don't have to export it. Ask your developer to clone his application - https://documentation.agilepoint.com/8000/appbuilder/cloudenvCloneAppDetailsWin.html

    Once he clones the app, then he will add you as owner of the new cloned app. Then you should be able to see that app in the app builder. 

     

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    Sylvia Able

    Thanks so much for these explanations!  

    Makes sense!

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