DTE020 – Create Version 1 Package


To deploy the client application to connect to the partition you are using for training on the IBM i server. For training purposes, if you are working in partition TRN you will build a package to install to partition TRN.

If you were deploying your application into partition TST for example, then you would have promoted your application and files to partition TST in the LANSA Master system on the server. Your deployment PC would have partition TST setup in Visual LANSA and the client application would be checked out and compiled on the deployment PC. You would then build an install package (Version 1) to install the client software, probably to a file server. A Network Client install to the end user's desktop would then provide a shortcut to load and run the client application from the file server.

The target partition on the IBM i server must contain the following personnel system files:

     PSLMST – Personnel

     PSLSKL – Personnel Skills

     DEPTAB – Department Code Table

     SECTAB – Section Code Table

     SKLTAB – Skill Code Table

On the IBM i, the demonstration files can be imported to the partition using Partition Initialize from the Administration Menu and selecting the save file PERSYS – Personnel demonstration system. The supplied files are set up to support RDMLX enabled applications.

To achieve this objective you must complete:

Step 1. Add Routing Table to Application

Step 2. Define Version 1

Step 3. Define Execution Parameters

Step 4. Review the Package Settings

Step 5. Build the Version 1


Before You Begin

You must have completed the following exercises:

DTE010 – Set Up the Deployment Tool

DTE015 – Create Client Server Application