Import and merge app changes

When developing or testing apps on a Flowfinity sandbox server, you can import and merge app changes from the sandbox server to your production server with the 'Customize with FTF' feature. This feature merges app design changes, while preserving your existing data records in the production database.

  1. On your sandbox server, such as clouddev.flowfinity.com, go to the Configure tab, Apps section, select the app to export and click 'Export.'
    Flowfinity - Import and merge app changes

  2. Follow the prompts to save the resulting file, which has a .ftf extension. FTF stands for 'form transfer file.'
    Flowfinity - Import and merge app changes

  3. Go to your production server, such as cloud.flowfinity.com, Configure tab, Apps section, and select the same app to import the changes. Select ‘Customize with FTF’ from the menu.
    Flowfinity - Import and merge app changes

  4. Browse to the file you just exported, and select it for import.
    Flowfinity - Import and merge app changes

  5. Select the relevant app to update and click the 'Next' button.
    Flowfinity - Import and merge app changes

  6. Review the changes that were made in the app before finalizing the import.
    Flowfinity - Import and merge app changes

  7. Once you have imported the app, it will appear under 'Drafts.'
    Flowfinity - Import and merge app changes

  8. Click on the draft app and select 'Publish' from the menu.
    Flowfinity - Import and merge app changes

The app changes will then be published on the production server and made available for all users.