Environments are set up in a way that it contains your apps, forms and info pages. Everything else such as options sets, lookups, API Hosting and Web/CDN Hosting, exist outside of environments.


They can be used to separate your development process by creating multiple environments such as development, testing, and production. For example, forms that are created in the development environment can be moved to the testing environment for user acceptance testing, and then finally released to the production environment.


Also, Environments can be used to separate specific projects, allowing greater organisation of apps, forms, and info pages in the OneBlink Console. 


Creating an Environment

By default, your account has one environment — this is your Production environment. 


To create another environment:

  1. Navigate to the "Environments" section in the console
  2. Click the "Create New Environment" on the bottom right
  3. Enter a name and description
  4. The app URL suffix will automatically be filled in based off the name of the environment (can be edited)
  5. Click Save


Here is a clip going through the steps of creating a new environment:


Cloning an Environment

  1. Navigate to the "Environments" section in the console
  2. Click the "Clone" option in an existing environment
  3. Enter the name and description
  4. The app URL suffix will automatically be filled in based off the name of the environment (can be edited)
  5. Select the features you would like to be cloned into your new environment
    1. Option Sets
    2. Lookups
    3. Form Submission Events
    4. Form Submission (and Info Page "Done") Redirect URLs
  6. Click Save


Here is a clip going through the steps of cloning an existing environment:


Moving between Environments

After creating a second environment, a dropdown will appear in the top banner. This will tell you what environment you are currently in and will also let you to move between environments.



Migrating Forms and Info pages between Environments

To move individual forms and info pages to another environment:

  1. Navigate to the "Forms" section in the console
  2. Select the 3 dot menu on the form that you want to migrate
  3. Click "Migrate to Environment"
  4. Select the environment that you want the form to migrate to
  5. Now you have 2 options:
    1. Select and existing form to overwrite
    2. Create a new form on migration
  6. Select the appropriate migration options
    1. Form Elements
    2. Submission Events
  7. Click Save


Here is a clip going through the steps of migrating a form to another environment: