Overview of solution-aware flows

When you host your flows in a solution, they become portable, making it effortless to move them and all their components from one environment to another. A typical use case is for an independent software vendor (ISV) to develop flows in a sandbox environment, and then move those flows to a test environment. After testing, the ISV would then move the flows to a production environment for clients who purchase these flows. This process is much easier when you create your flows in solutions, and then move the solutions and their contents.

Flows that you create in a solution are known as solution-aware flows. You can add multiple flows to a single solution.

Tip

The Application lifecycle management (ALM) with Microsoft Power Platform article gives detailed information about solution concepts and how to implement a healthy application lifecycle management (ALM) practice in your organization.

Prerequisites

You must have the following components to create solutions, and solution-aware flows.

  • Dataverse.

  • An environment with version 9.1.0.267 or later.

    To check your version, go to Power Platform admin center, select Environments, and then select the environment in which you are interested. The Details tab displays all configuration information for the environment that you selected.

Create a solution

Follow these steps to create a solution.

  1. Sign into Power Automate.

  2. Select Solutions from the navigation bar on the left side of the screen.

    Screen shot of the left nav with solutions highlighted

  3. Select New solution.

    Select a new solution.

  4. Provide all required information for your new solution, including the Display Name, Name, Publisher, and Version.

  5. Select the Create button.

    Screenshot displays the new solution screen.

    Your new solution might appear like this image.

    Displays the new solution.

Now that you've created your solution, it's time to add your flows to it.

Known limitations

There are certain limitations when using flows with solutions. For information about these limitations, see Known limitations in the Power Apps docs.

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