app update on a portal

Feb 26, 2016 at 7:36 AM
hello,

is it possible to update an app at a portal. i created some apps on my local machine and installed that at my customers portals. when i made changes to the apps on my local machine, how can i update the apps after that on ym customers portals?

thanks

michael
Coordinator
Feb 26, 2016 at 8:37 AM
There is currently no fully automated scenario to do this, as the system is so flexible that an update is hard to automate. For example, the system would not be able to guess what fields were added, changed etc. and which of the target system it's supposed to keep.

But you're in luck: because there is a powerful tool to help you :). In the app-tab, you can do a partial export - for example to export content-type schemas - which you could re-import in your target system. So basically I recommend that you...
  1. Do the next steps on a staging first - by exporting your live-app and importing it on another portal
  2. Export the content-types that you want updated, import them. Added fields will be added etc. but you'll see what wasn't touched.
  3. Manually transfer the files in your app-folder
  4. Check the result, repeat on live