I created a SharePoint SPFx react webpart that is now deployed on one of my SharePoint sites.
I want to continue to make updates to this webpart. I “cloned” my SharePoint site so that it can be my staging site. I’m currently using
workbench to view my webpart on a local level. I want to now deploy my app onto my staging SharePoint site so that my clients can view the updated webpart and once approved I will then move to production SharePoint site.
However, when I add/deploy my app into the SharePoint App Catalog, it updates for both my production and staging SharePoint site since they both are using the same app.
How should I approach this? Should I rename the webapp every time I want to deploy to staging? For example if my app is called “contract-form” should I name the app “contract-form-test” when deploying/packaging the bundle?
Also a side question: In my app I reference links for example
https://mysite.sharepoint.com/sites/Contracts/SitePages/PageName but on my staging site it’s
ContractsTest instead of
Contracts should I continue to just replace all links in the app every single time or should I make these as two separate apps? And when the client approves I do all changes again on the other one?