Design changes in An app Before Being Published

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May be it is just Microsoft Access mind set where we have a mdb file versus mde file and I publish mde when I am OK with the design changes. I don't feel comfortable making design changes to a live app that is in production.  Do we have an option to somehow test the app before over writing the in production app? 

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Arshad Khwaja

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There is a feature in the higher level plans called the Sandbox. You can read the help for that.

In my experience 90% of development is done on live apps. The last  10% is done in a Copy of the App to test the a technique and then dine again in the  live app. But obviously that is twice the work.

I generally do work in live apps, often trying ri do the work off peak hours if it's a major change to the core app. But for major changes I may do a quick Copy just to have a handy fresh backup
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Thanks Mark. As usual always helpful. I may not have the right plan though.  
Very few accounts have that Enterprise level plan. It's really more for big IT shops imho.