With this dialog box, you can export a Mendix project package (.mpk) from the Mendix Modeler. You can export a project package for backup purposes or to share it with other Mendix developers. This is useful if you want to give someone the entire application, or if you need to provide a test app when submitting a ticket.
To open the Export Project Package dialog box, open your project in the Mendix Modeler and then go to File > Export Project Package.
2 Package Destination
In the Package destination field, enter the location of the package file. The default location is a folder named packages inside the project directory.
3 Export Data
You can export a Mendix project package without data or with a database snapshot included. If you include a database snapshot, you need to select whether you include an existing snapshot or you include a new snapshot.
3.1 No Data
If you select No data, the project package will be exported without data included. After you click Export, the package will be exported to the selected package destination.
3.2 Existing Snapshot
If you select Existing snapshot, the existing database snapshot will be included in the export. After you click Export, the package with the existing snapshot will be exported to the selected package destination.
This option is only available when a snapshot is already present. Snapshots can be created via Project > More Versioning > Add Snapshot of Data.
3.3 New Snapshot from Current Database
If you select New snapshot from current database, a new snapshot will be created from the database and included in the export. After you click Export, the package with the new snapshot database will be exported to the selected package destination.
This option becomes available after you run the app locally at least once, because a local database will be created when running the app for the first time.