Author: Ian Britz
In the first part of our tutorial, let's setup a new Kepion Application from scratch and configure a few of the default Application Settings. If you've not yet setup an environment to use Kepion, please read through the Setup Guide first.
Step 1. To begin, open Kepion in Internet Explorer and navigate to the SYSTEM module in the header navigation bar. In the APPLICATION tab, you can click the Add button to create a new Application.
Tip: In Kepion, an Application is the entire project on the highest level. An Application may contain one or more Apps, which a user will interact with directly.
Give the application a name and leave the Application Template as Generic. Click OK, and Kepion will generate a new application.
Note: Creating an application will generate a new associated SQL Database that will store all the application's settings, data, and configurations.
Step 2. Once it's been generated, navigate to the application by selecting it from the drop-down under Modeler in the header. The major sections of the Modeler are outlined in the image below:
- Displays the selected section.
- Options to refresh, deploy, and save your Application.
- The navigation pane to select different sections of the Modeler.
Step 3. Click on the Application node in the right-hand navigation pane. Here we can add an image and description to our application.
Step 4. Moving on to the Settings section, we can define some defaults for the application. For example, we could add a color palette to make styling the application easier, and ensure the number formatting settings are configured in the correct way.
Tip: If prompted at any point, feel free to save your application. You can also manually save by clicking on the save icon in the top-right.
In the next article we'll look at Dimensions, one of the basic structural components in Kepion, and how to configure the needed Dimensions outlined in the previous article.