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Workflow Tutorial: Local Project Deployment

Created: 25 Mar 2008 • Updated: 25 Mar 2008
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It's important know where your stuff is. Then it's easier to find. And move.

The purpose of this tutorial is to deploy a project to the local hard drive so it can be easily ported to another computer or location.

Prerequisites: A pre-existing Decision Only project.

Objective: To learn how to deploy a project locally, as opposed to remotely.

Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

Step 1: Open an Existing Decision Only Project

To begin, open the project which will be deployed to your local hard drive:

Select a project in the main screen and click the Open button to open it.

Step 2: Deploy Your Project

Select the Deploy icon on the toolbar. This icon appears as a box (a package) with an empty window in the background. A submenu will drop-down. Select Create Deployment Directory:

In the Browse for Folder window, locate the directory the project will occupy. If it becomes necessary to create a folder, simply click the Make New Folder icon and in the entry which appears, rename the new folder as desired:

Select the folder which the project will occupy and click the OK button.

Step 3: Run The Project

Run the project by selecting the Debug button on the toolbar. This button appears as a bug with a green arrow over it.

To complete running the project, double-click on the blue Execute link in the Running... window. It may be required (depending on project setup) to set input values for the project to run.

Once project running is complete, all project files have been placed in the directory specified in the Browse for Folder window:

Finished!