Joget DX 8 Beta Released
The beta release for Joget DX 8 is now available, with a focus on UX and Governance.
Joget Apps are packaged files that contain Form, Datalist, Userview, Process definitions, custom plugin and or app data. Apps can be exported from another Joget installation, or downloaded from the Joget Marketplace. Importing a new app into an environment with an existing App ID will result in the creation of a new App Version. You may also choose to retain or override environment variables and plugin default properties by checking on the checkboxes.
To import an app, log in to the App Center as admin or a user with "admin role" (See Managing Users for more information).
In the Import App popup window, select the app ".jwa" file from your hard disk folder and click on Upload button.
Click on the Show Advanced Options hyperlink to manage the import options, as follows:
Do not import Form Data.
Figure 3: Advance options for app import
Import plugins & import form data are new features in Joget DX. These import options are only applicable to apps that has been exported from Joget DX only.
If the target environment has an existing version of the app and:
Publish the app after importing if you want to run the app.
You can also manage the following app import options:
The App Configuration Management popup window has the following additional management tabs:
The Export option allows one to export out the entire app design into a single file. This is useful when one is performing a backup or transferring the app into another server.
Joget DX has a new feature where you can select to include the following data or plugin when exporting apps:
When "Export plugins" property is checked:
If Joget App Git is enabled (default behavior), Joget will search the "wflow/app_src/[appId]/[appVersion]/plugins" folder for any custom plugins used in the app to include it into the exported app file.
If Joget App Git is disabled, Joget will search the app's component definitions for matching classpaths instead.
The above selected elements will be compressed and added to the "appname.jwa" file. When you import this app into a new Joget platform, the data records will be added in the database and any custom plugins added to Joget's ".\wflow\app_plugins\" folder.
Caution: If the app's transaction records are huge, export and import of the app could take a long time and may cause a performance issue for other Joget users. If you have a lot of data records, it is better to use a database utility to perform a database SQLdump.
Figure 7: Exporting An App