Creating a project¶
Create a new directory.
Go into the directory and run from command line:
The following files and folders will be created in the directory:
/ css/ js/ img/ reports/ static/ admin.sqlite server.py index.html wsgi.py
To start Jam.py web server run server.py script.
You can specify a port as parameter, for example
$ ./server.py 8081.
By default, the port is 8080. If you will specify another port, you need to use it in a browser in the next steps.
Open a Web browser and go to “/builder.html” on your local domain – e.g., http://127.0.0.1:8080/builder.html. You should see the select language dialog.
In the dialog that will appear, select the language and press OK button.
In the New project dialog box fill in:
Caption - the project name that appears to users
Name - name of project (task) that will be used in programming code to get access to the task object. Should be a short valid python identifier. This name is used as a prefix when creating a table in the project database.
DB type — select database type. If database is not Sqlite, it must be created in advance and its attributes should be entered in the corresponding form fields. To see examples of Database setup, follow the link.
When you press OK, the connection to the database will be checked, and in case of failure an error message will be displayed.
Please note the following requirements:
to use FireBird database, the python
fdblibrary must be installed
MySQLdbfor Python 2.x or
mysqlclientfor Python 3.x
to generate reports LibreOffice must be installed
For SQLite database, when an item field is deleted or renamed, or foreign key is created, Application builder, creates a new table and copies records from the old one into it.
For SQLite database, Jam.py doesn’t support importing of metadata into an existing project (project with tables in the database). You can only import metadata into a new project.
If all goes well, a new project will be created and the project tree will appear in the Application builder.
Now, to see the project itself, create a new page in the browser and type in the address bar: