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Practical Session 2: Getting Started with the EASAP

Estimated completion time = 10 minutes.

In this practical session, you will perform the initial steps in the process of authoring an EASA Application, or EASAP. These steps include:

  • Creating a new EASAP
  • Uploading files associated with the EASAP
  • Setting its properties

Please follow the instructions below to complete this practical session.

Create a new EASAP

The first task is to create a new EASAP within EASA.

In the New Application Wizard, set some PROPERTIES for our EASAP.

  • Title: can be anything you like, for example choose ‘Stock Screener’
  • You can control which Categories (rather like folders) in which your EASAP be will accessible for Users. Let’s set the Category to ‘Training’

Note: Optionally, you can select an Image: such as Stock.jpg (included with this tutorial) and a brief description of your choice, both of which will be visible to Users once you publish your EASAP.

  • Click Next then click Finish, and the EASAP Builder opens (shown below).

The EASAP Builder is one of the main tools used within EASA to create applications without coding. At the core of the Builder is the Tree: a visual hierarchy of EASA objects on the left; and their parameters on the right. In this tutorial we will build a fully functioning application by applying iterations of EASA's simple design process:

  1. Create an EASA object with the mouse.
  2. Populate that object's parameters by entering text or selecting values from lists.

There will be no coding involved.

Uploading files associated with the EASAP

After creating your EASAP the next task is to upload the files that will be required by the EASAP. These files are uploaded from your computer to the EASA Server and stored in the development folder for the EASAP. This folder contains the single, centralized definition of the EASAP which will be published and run by all users of the EASAP.

  • Select the Files tab just above the tree in EASAP Builder.
  • Click on the Browse button. Now select the folder on your computer in which you saved the tutorial files.
  • Then select the files: Results.xls, report_body.html, EASAlogo.jpg, and read_StockData.txt by selecting them with the Control key held down. Then click Open and then Upload. The files will be added to the list of current files shown below the Browse and Upload buttons.

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