Managing Apps Using an App List in CSV Format

Article Number:040736

On the "App Management" screen, you can download a list of apps for which you have administrative permission as a CSV file. Note that only Kintone Users & System administrators can download this list.
Downloading the Apps List in CSV Format

The list of apps in CSV format can be used to keep a record of apps that exist at the point, analyze usage statuses of apps, and organize or delete apps when their number grows.

The following are the examples of what you can do with the downloaded CSV file.

Combine with other data

For example, you can use information on login names together with a CSV file containing user information, to check the app of which creator has been deleted.
Reference: Exporting User, Department, and Other Information to Files

Use Excel for easier management of apps

You can open the exported CSV file in Excel for various purposes. For example, you can sum up the number of apps created by each user, or filter apps by using the number of records/last updated datetime as filter condition, to check the app usage statuses.
You can also add a field to describe the intended uses of apps. This helps you to understand apps without opening them.

Create an app management app

You can use the downloaded CSV file to create an app to manage apps.

It is useful when you want to combine filter conditions (for example, number of fields, last updated datetime) to check whether there is any app which is no longer used.
You can also open apps using app URLs to check their contents, and delete unnecessary apps.

The following section describes how to create a new app from the downloaded CSV file.

How to create an app

Follow the steps described in Creating App from CSV File to import a CSV file that contains the list of apps.

Since the character encoding of the imported CSV file is "UTF-8 with BOM," you need to set the character encoding to Unicode (UTF-8) on the preview screen.

Then, check if auto-suggested field types are correct.
To associate "Created by (Login Name)" and "Settings: Updated by (Login Name)" with user information, set the field type for these items to User selection.
If there are some items you do not want to import into the app, select (Skip this row) for the items.

Click Create to complete the app creation.