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EASA > Authoring

Select an EASAP under: EASA > Applications

Click: EASA > Authoring

1. EASAP Builder

EASA > Authoring > EASAP Builder has a link to download and install the EASAP development environment.

2. Files

EASA > Authoring > Files allows upload, open and edit for files used in a selected EASAP.

A few common uses:

Add File to EASAP

It is possible to enter a path and filename here to upload a file to an EASAP folder on the EASA Server.

However we recommend using the EASAP Builder to upload files, see EASAP Builder > Files.

Current Files

The 'Current Files' section of the 'Files' page contains a table showing the files currently stored on the EASA Server for the selected EASAP. When a new EASAP is created, the following files are already present:

  • help.html
  • help_files/help_help.jpg
  • icon.gif
  • selection.gif

All other files must be uploaded to be shown in the 'Current Files' table.

The Current Files table has the following five columns:

  • File - name of file
  • Last Modified - date and time the file was last saved
  • Download/Open - either
    • Open - () display the file in a new window if filetype is recognized
    • Download - () prompt to open or save if an unrecognized file extension
  • Edit - () opens file in the EASA Text File Editor
  • Delete - () deletes the file

3. Template Editor

The Template Editor selection under the Authoring menu takes you to a page containing a table of all files that have been designated as possible template files in EASAP Builder. From this table, you can modify individual files using the Template Editor tool.

The Template Editor table (below) has the following three columns:

4. Testing

The Testing selection under the Authoring menu takes you to the page containing every tool associated with testing. The Test EASAP and Analyse EASAP buttons open the EASAP for troubleshooting purposes, while the Application logs under them opens an event log for the particular EASAP. The table of all the test runs submitted for the selected EASAP on the bottom is called: Test Results This table has the following nine columns:

  • Application - EASAP title as shown in Applications Library
  • Status - status of run: Queued, nn%, or Completed
  • Notes - run-specific information, click Edit () to modify
  • Files - click browse () to access files associated with an EASAP run
  • EASAP - click open () to open the EASAP with the submitted inputs
  • Date - date and time the EASAP run was submitted
  • Output - click on one of the 'View Results' buttons (,) to see output from the run(s)
  • DORs - click: View DORs () to display data values for objects in the EASAP
  • Stop/Delete
    Click: Stop () - to halt the current EASAP run
    Click: Delete () - to delete EASAP run

The figure below shows an example of the Testing page. For more details on testing EASAPs and submitting test runs, see Testing EASAPs.

5. Publish

  • Authoring > Publish - allows you to:
    • Record any relevant notes regarding the version of the selected EASAP to be published
    • Publish Version 1.0 of the selected EASAP
    • Publish Minor and Major Revisions of the selected EASAP
    • Unpublish the selected EASAP

To publish or unpublish an EASAP takes a single button click, see Publish an EASAP

6. Publish History

Authoring > Publish History - shows all versions that have been published for the selected EASAP.

An example of this page is shown in Figure 2.13.

The 'Publish History' table has the following six columns:

  • Version - version number of EASAP
  • Date - date and time when Version was published
  • Notes - any notes entered at time of publishing
  • View - () open a specific version of EASAP as a User would from the Applications Library
  • Revert - () restore the selected version as the current development version,
    …Which may be published to rollback an EASAP release.
    Alternatively one may Unpublish an EASAP
  • Delete - () delete the selected version of the EASAP after confirmation
    In general an Author should warn Users before deleting an EASAP which they might have used previously.
  • Published By - name of the author who published the current Version

7. Backup

Authoring > Backup - allows you to:

  • Record any relevant notes regarding the version of the selected EASAP to be backed up, and
  • Create a backup version of the selected EASAP.

You should use the Backup capability on a regular basis, especially before embarking on a number of significant changes to the EASAP after having tested it and gotten it functioning properly.

8. Backup History

Authoring > Backup History - takes you to the page containing a table showing all versions of the selected EASAP that have been backed up by the author (shown below).

This table is essentially the same as 'Publish History' except that the Version number here represents the backup version and is not the same as the published version number.