Downloading App as Template

From the app settings screen, you can create and download templates of the app settings in a single operation.
Downloaded template files can be imported into different Kintone domains, so that you can easily share your app settings with external users other than your Kintone.

Example of usage:

  • When you want to consult with someone outside your company and ask them to review the settings of the app
  • When you want to provide someone with a sample app that you have created while introducing Kintone to them

To download the app as a template, you must have the management permission for the app and Kintone administrative permission.
Because of other precautions, ensure that you have confirmed the precautions before your operations.

Notes

  • The created template will not include some settings. For details, refer to the Settings That Are Not Included in App Templates page.

  • To use this feature, you must have the management permission for the app and Kintone administrative permission. If you do not have the relevant permission, ask your administrator. For more information on how to set management permissions, refer to the Setting App Permissions and Setting Kintone Administrators pages.

  • This feature is not available if you have never published your app since you started creating it.
    Click the Publish button to publish your app, and then perform the download.
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  • If you have not yet updated the app after you changed the app settings, those changes are not included in a template.
    If you want to create a template that includes the changes, update the app using the "Update App" button and then perform the download.
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Procedure

This section describes how to download your app as a template from the app settings screen.

  1. Click the setting icon Setting icon on the upper right side of the record view, and click the "App Settings" tab > Download App as Template in "Management".  Opening App Settings Page

  2. Enter the following items in the settings dialog box.

    • Template name (required): Enter up to 64 characters.
    • Template description: Enter up to 255 characters if necessary. Image
  3. Click Download to download the template file.

When an Error Appears

If an error message is displayed when you try to download an app template, refer to the following for solutions.

Error Message Cause and Solution
Cannot create a template from this app. You have no permission to the datasource app for Lookup or Related Records, or to the target app for the Action Settings in this app. You do not have management permissions for some apps (the datasource/target apps of Lookup, Related Records, or App Action) that are included in the template.
Check the permissions for the datasource/target apps of Lookup, Related Records, or App Action, and grant the management permission for the app to the users who perform the download.
Your request failed to complete. The total number of apps in the app template exceeds the limit of 100. The number of apps in the template exceeds the maximum limit (100).
Check the Lookup, Related Records, or App Action settings to remove unnecessary references, and reduce the number of apps included in the template to 100 or less.
Cannot download the template file because the app settings have been changed. Close the "Download App as Template" dialog, and then try to download the file again. While the "Download App as Template" dialog is open, the app settings (the Lookup, Related Records, or App Action settings) have been updated and the apps included in the template have been changed.
Close the "Download App as Template" dialog, and then try to download the file again.