Creating App from Template File

Article Number:040627

You can create apps by importing app template files exported from Kintone.
It is also possible to import app template files exported from a different Kintone domain.

Steps

The following are the steps to create an app from an app template file.

  1. Navigate to Portal (top page of Kintone), and click the Create App button in the App section.
    Screenshot: The "Create App" button on Portal is highlighted

  2. Click Create from Template File.
    Screenshot: "Create from Template File" on the screen to create apps is highlighted

  3. Click Browse and select a file for import.
    If your zip file contains multiple app templates, multiple apps will be created at once. In this example, a file "Budget_and_performance_management_system.zip", which contains two app templates, will be imported.   Screenshot: The "Browse" button on the "Create Apps from a Template File" screen is highlighted

  4. Click Create App.
    Screenshot: The "Create App" button on the "Create Apps from a Template File" screen is highlighted

Apps are successfully added to Portal.
Screenshot: Apps added to Portal are highlighted

If an error "Failed to create app" appears

There are some restrictions on app template files that can be imported by users without Kintone administrative permission.
Template files created from the following apps cannot be imported by these users.

  • Apps whose "JavaScript and CSS Customization" setting is configured
    Regardless of whether or not a JavaScript/CSS file or link is added in the app's setting, if any other option than Affect all users is selected for Scope of Customization, the template file created from the app will not be usable by users without Kintone administrative permission.
  • Apps that contain a custom view
  • Apps using a plug-in that is not installed in your Kintone

When a user without Kintone administrative permission tries to import an app template file created from the apps described above, an error "Failed to create app" appears.

Such template files are usable by Kintone Administrators. Consider asking a Kintone Administrator to create apps from these template files.