To import the PowerApprovals canvas app package, select Import canvas app. Be sure to select the correct actions for each app package resource—for example, create a new instance of an app or a flow. You can also read additional information in comments that were entered while the app package was being exported.

Prerequisites for Importing PowerApprovals

You will need the downloaded app package from Mekorma’s download site. Ensure your on-premises data gateway is running and connected to Azure Service Bus. Verify that you have created both the SQL Server and Mail connectors as previously outlined.

Import Steps

  1. Open your browser and go to Power Apps studio – https://make.powerapps.com.
  1. Click on Apps from the left navigation pane
  1. Click on Import canvas app on the toolbar.

    This will open the Import Package window.
  1. Click the Upload button and select the PowerApprovals app package file to import.

    Click on Open to accept the package. The package will upload to the environment. You will now be presented with a series of actions to be completed with the package prior to finalizing the import. Each action must be disposed of before you can complete the import.
  1. Click on the wrench button at the far right of the App resource type

    After clicking the wrench button choose Create as new from the Setup drop-down and change the Resource name to Mekorma PowerApprovals.

Click Save to proceed.

  1. Click on the wrench button on the far right for the SQL Server Connection resource type

    After clicking on the wrench button choose Select during import from the Setup drop-down and click on the SQL Server connection you previously configured.


    Note the checkmark next to the connection, which indicates you have effectively selected it. Click the Save button to continue.
  1. Click on the wrench button on the far right for the Mail Connection resource type

    After clicking on the wrench button choose Select during import from the Setup drop-down and click on the Mail connection you previously configured.


    Note the checkmark next to the connection, which indicates you have effectively selected it. Click the Save button to continue.
  1. Click on the wrench button at the far right of the Flow resource type

    After clicking the wrench button choose Create as new from the Setup drop-down and leave the default resource name.


    Click Save to proceed.
  1. At this point, the Import button will become enabled. Click on Import to continue. This process may take a minute or 2 and it’s imperative you stay on the page while the import is being processed.

    Once the package import has been completed, all package content options should be flagged with a green checkmark as shown below:

  1. Click on the Apps option on the left navigation bar to verify that you can see your app.
Last modified: Oct 09, 2020

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