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SAS AppDev Studio 4.4 Developer's Site

Installation Instructions

The SAS Deployment Wizard provides two ways to install AppDev Studio. The first is to install all the software that you need for development on a single machine. This plan installs and runs all three tiers on the same machine. This includes a scaled down Business Intelligence (BI) server, a middle tier, and the AppDev Studio Eclipse Plug-ins. This type of installation is needed when the necessary servers, such as an Enterprise Business Intelligence (EBI) environment, are not available elsewhere. Running all three tiers on one machine is computationally intensive, so plan accordingly. With this plan you can also interact with existing remote tiers, which AppDev Studio makes easy using profiles. To select this type of installation, use the installation plan AppDev1.

The second way is to install only the AppDev Studio Eclipse Plug-ins. This installation assumes that the necessary servers already exist. To select this type of installation, use the plan AppDev3, and install only the AppDev Studio Eclipse Plug-ins client.

Follow these steps to begin a guided installation of AppDev Studio:

  1. Start the SAS Deployment Wizard, select Install SAS Software, and click Next.
  2. Select Perform a Planned Deployment and Install SAS Software.
    1. If you are installing all three tiers using the one machine plan, also select Configure SAS Software.
    2. If you are installing only the AppDev Studio Eclipse Plug-ins using the three machine plan, clear the Configure SAS Software check box.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions for installing the software.

Post-Installation Configuration Instructions

Before you start AppDev Studio, you must configure it.

  1. Connect AppDev Studio to an Eclipse Installation by following these steps:
    1. Start the SAS AppDev Studio Eclipse Configuration Tool (Start then select Programs then select SAS then select SAS AppDev Studio Eclipse Configuration Tool).
    2. In the Configuration Tool, select Eclipse then selectSearch and specify the top level of an Eclipse installation to connect to AppDev Studio.

      The search is recursive, and a search of C:\Eclipse42\ will find the Eclipse installed at C:\Eclipse42\eclipse. If you have multiple Eclipse installations under one directory, pointing to the containing directory will find all the Eclipse installations under that directory.
    3. When the search is complete, select from the main Configuration Tool window the Eclipse installation that you want to connect to AppDev Studio, and then select Eclipse then selectConnect. The connection process modifies the Eclipse installation to run AppDev Studio and can take several minutes.
    4. Exit the AppDev Studio Eclipse Configuration Tool.
  2. Perform the New Workspace setup for each Eclipse workspace that you want to use.

    When you initially launch AppDev Studio within an empty Eclipse workspace, the New Workspace Setup cheat sheet starts and guides you through the process of setting up the workspace. The process includes creating compatible Java runtimes that support SAS AppDev Studio 4.4, specifying recommended Eclipse compiler options, and setting the correct server runtime for web application development.

    To begin this process, launch the Eclipse attached to AppDev Studio. If the New Workspace Setup cheat sheet is not automatically displayed, select Help then select Cheat Sheets, and then expand SAS AppDev Studio and choose New Workspace Setup.