Everytime I deploy my custom Add-In to my SharePoint-Server it retracts and unistalls all the data including lists and stuff (in which I always need to fill in a bunch of data).

SharePoint even retracts everything if I just change a single line of code in a javascript file. Which shouldn't be a trigger for a whole retract.

Isn't the normal behaviour to push the new state of changes to the existing add-in if there are only changes on not-Feature-related files?

Why is SharePoint so annoying in this case?


You need to update the add-in instead of deploying it again, to not lose your changes.

Follow below links for more info:

  1. Update add-in web components
  2. Update host web components

Also, if you are using sharepoint hosted add-in, you can use Fast Deploy to deploy files like JS and CSS.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.