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Get started with EASA Evaluation on Windows

This article describes how to install EASA Evaluation on a single Windows machine.

Alternatively you may Deploy an EASA Licensed system on Windows or Install EASA Linux on Ubuntu or Redhat.

Before we get started please read through Pre-installation Issues to resolve any system conflicts ahead of time.

1. Install EASA Evaluation

  • Select a 64-bit computer to act as an EASA Server.
    • → We recommend that you use a computer with 32-bit MS Excel already installed. EASA supports only 32-bit versions of Excel. If you install EASA on a machine that only has 64-bit Excel, please contact for instructions on setting up a separate 32-bit Excel Server.
  • Contact us for link to download the EASA installer for Windows:, then download it.
  • Run the installer.
    • When prompted type an installation folder name or use the default name.
      • → The EASA Help Pages refer to this folder as <EASAROOT>
    • Another folder, named EasaServerDataEval, is created for User and Author data
      • → The EASA Help Pages refer to this as <SERVERDATA>
      • (If the installation fails from a network outage, <SERVERDATA> will need to be removed and a fresh installation begun.)

The window below will appear,

  • Three different flavors of EASA are available for evaluation, choose the one that corresponds to your use case.
    • (Two of the three tutorials require an EASA Server with an Excel Server)
  • Click Next.
    • → A window will show the configuration settings.
  • Click Next.
    • → The installation will proceed.

EASA 6.0 now requires a MySQL database. MySQL will be downloaded and installed automatically by the EASA installer if an internet connection is available. A message will show 'Downloading….' during download of a ~340MB .zip file.

(To install from physical media, download MySQL using the following link and save this .zip archive and the above installation .exe to the same folder. The installer will use this local MySQL archive instead of trying to download the file. )

  • In the final installation window,
    • Select 'Start EASA Server'
    • Click 'Finish'
    • Wait two or three minutes for EASA and MySQL to start.

EASA 6.0 is now installed as a Java application.

Excel 2016 caveat→ The first time Excel 2016 is opened, a popup window opens and will need to be closed manually by the user as the EASA installer cannot do this. Non-interactive Excel 2016 processing will not be available to an Excel Server until this interactive window is closed manually the first time Excel 2016 is run.

  • After two or three minutes, navigate a web browser to http://localhost/easa
    • If the login page does not appear we need to troubleshoot the install process.
    • Otherwise, bookmark the page, then log in using:
      • User name→author
      • Password→author

We are now ready to try an example EASA APPLICATION or EASAP.

By default an EASA Server does not come with any Published EASAP's that a User may directly launch.

Instead the completed EASAP examples are provided 'under development' for instruction purposes to illustrate how an Author may,

  • Test an EASAP user interface and verify the EASAP is functionally correct
  • Publish an EASAP to a wider group of Users
  • Examine and modify an EASAP within the Builder

2. Select and Test an Example EASAP

  • Log in to the EASA Server using,
    • User name→author
    • Password→author
    • Select EASA→Set Mode→Author

The EASA Server is preloaded with several example EASAP's, navigate to,

  • EASA→Authoring→Applications→All EASAPs

A short description of three completed example EASAP's and a screenshot of each user interface can be found below (these three EASAP's may also be built from scratch via detailed tutorials).

The Mortgage Calculator runs finance calculations in an Excel spreadsheet.

EASA 6.0 has support for an Excel Desktop Client user interface and we provide an alternate Mortgage Calculator tutorial.

The Stock Screener Tool uses a database and builds and runs custom SQL queries from user inputs.

Cantilever Plate Loading Analysis uses a Windows .bat+.exe to simulate a user-selected load on a plate with variable dimensions.

Select an EASAP (eg. Mortgage Calculator) and navigate to the tab below,

  • EASA→Authoring→Testing
  • Select Test EASAP
  • The EASAP GUI will open in a new browser tab.
    • → Change a value, and see other fields update in real time.

3. Publish an EASAP

  • Click the EASA→Authoring→Publish tab,
    • Enter a string such as 'First Publish'
    • Click 'Major Revision'
  • This EASAP is now visible to a User at
    • EASA→Applications
  • Let's confirm this,
    • Select EASA→Set Mode→User
      • →A thumbnail image with the title should be visible (eg. Mortgage Calculator).
      • Click the thumbnail to run the EASAP
        • → The EASAP interface launches, it's identical to the one we Tested above

Each example has a detailed tutorial to help an Author learn and master the Builder environment starting from a new EASAP.

The following section guides an Author in building one of the completed examples from the ground up.

4. Author an EASAP

  • In Author mode (EASA→Set Mode→Authorr)
    • Select EASA→Help→Tutorials
    • Choose one tutorial (We recommmend the Mortgage Calculator)
    • Click on its 'Tutorial Files' link.
  • Save the .zip file locally.
  • Unzip it.
  • Click on the 'Tutorial Notes' link for the tutorial
  • Follow the instructions to Author the EASAP.
  • The tutorials may also be found at,
  • If you encounter problems or have any questions, please contact EASA Technical Services,

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