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Session 2: Getting Started with the EASAP

Estimated completion time → 10 minutes.

In this practical session, we perform the first few steps to Author an EASAP.

  • These steps include,
    • Create a new EASAP
    • Upload files associated with the EASAP
    • Set a few properties

Create a new EASAP

  • Obtain from the EASA Administrator a user ID with Author privileges.
    • Open a browser window
      • Navigate to the EASA Server URL sent by the Administrator
      • The URL has the following structure,
        • http://domain-name/easa/

domain-name is the computer name or domain name of the EASA Server (often its localhost).

  • On the EASA Server web page,
    • Select EASA→Set Mode→Author (enter an Author's login credentials)
    • Select EASA→Applications
    • Select New
    • Click on the Create button
      • → We have created a new EASAP.
    • Click on the EASAP Builder link
    • Download the file atos.easa
    • Open the file

The New Application Wizard will appear, below.

The New Application Wizard opens any time we create a new EASAP. Here we set some parameters in the PROPERTIES object.

  • Set the Title: to Stock Screener
  • We can control which Category or Categories of User will be able to access our EASAP
    • → Let’s set the Category to ‘Training’
  • Set an icon as the Image:
    • Click the folder icon
    • Browse to Stock.jpg ( from the local, unzipped .zip archive from the last session)
  • Write a brief description of the EASAP to be visible to Users once the EASAP is Published
  • Click Next

We now have a few options on how we wish to define the user interface of a new EASAP.

Let's choose the Use EASAP Builder option to build our EASAP manually.

  • Click Finish
    • → The EASAP Builder opens as shown below

For the rest of this tutorial we recommend the EASA Help Pages be opened in a browser alongside the EASAP Builder; resize both windows place the Builder on the left and the browser on the right side of the screen. This will enable accuracy in completing each tutorial step.

Uploading files associated with the EASAP

After creating the 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
  • Select the local folder where we saved the tutorial files
  • Select all of the following files by holding the CTRL key down and dragging the mouse:
    • Results.xls
    • report_body.html
    • EASAlogo.jpg
    • read_StockData.txt
  • Click Open
  • Click Upload
  • Save the EASAP

The files will be added to the list of current files shown below the Browse and Upload buttons.

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