Creating a New App by Duplicating an Existing App (Copying an App)

Article Number:040630

You can create a new app by duplicating an existing app.
This allows you to save the effort required for configuring the App Settings from scratch, as the new app inherits the Form and Views settings of the original app.
To create a new app by duplicating an app, you need the management permission for the app. For details on how to configure the app management permission, refer to the following page:
Configuring Permissions for App

Settings That Are Not Migrated to the New App

When you duplicate an existing app to create a new app, the new app does not inherit the following settings:

  • App Code
  • API Token
  • Settings that are applied to plug-ins in use
    However, Enabled/Disabled status is inherited.
  • Notes for app administrators
    However, they are migrated to the new app if the "Include the content of this notes in app template or duplicated app" option is selected on the edit screen for the notes for app administrators.
    For details, refer to the "Setting up Notes for App Administrators" page.
  • App record data
    When you create a new app by duplicating an app, no record is added to the new app.
    If you want the new app to inherit the records of the original app, export the data of the original app to a file and import the file into the new app.
    For details, refer to Exporting Data to a Fileand Adding/Updating Records in Bulk: Importing a File.


  1. On the top page of Kintone, click the add button Create App located at the right of Apps. Portal

  2. Click "Create from Existing App". Create from an Existing App

  3. Click Duplicate This App for the app that you want to duplicate. Duplicate This App

  4. The app is duplicated. You are directed to the app settings screen of the new app.
    You can modify the form setting here. The App Settings screen

  5. Click Activate App. The Activate App button

  6. Click OK. Screen: Are you sure you want to activate this app?

You have successfully created a new app by duplicating an app. A duplicate of the app