Step 2 Install core, modules and application

Clone application and its components

NB: paths should not contain Russian letters and spaces. We recommend that you place your application in c:\workspace.

Let’s examine the creating a project with modules using the develop-and-test application as an example.

  1. Find the application on github. Search for develop-and-test and click it.
  2. Go to the file repository on the version branch.
  3. Open package.json file to check the dependencies.
"engines": {
   "ion": "3.0.0"
 "ionModulesDependencies": {
   "registry": "3.0.0",
   "geomap": "1.5.0",
   "portal": "1.4.0",
   "report": "2.0.0",
   "ionadmin": "2.0.0",
   "dashboard": "1.1.0",
   "soap": "1.1.2"
 "ionMetaDependencies": {
   "viewlib": "0.9.1"
  1. engines": "ion": 3.0.0 - version of the core 3.0.0.
  2. ionModulesDependencies - list of modules and their versions.
  3. ionMetaDependencies - list of other metadata required for the project; in this case the ``viewlib``exception is a view library.

NB: to switch to tag version number, see versions in package.json file.

Getting repository of the core

The core is located in the repository framework. The field containing the path to the repository is at the main page.

  1. Run the command prompt as Administrator.
  2. Copy the repository path, go to the workspace folder using command cd c:\workspace and run git clone The command will create the framework folder and clone the repository into it.

Getting Modules

  1. Go to the modules flofer using command cd framework\modules.
  2. For each module from the package.json list in the ionModulesDependencies property find the module repository among the group of modules````.
  3. Clone all the modules from the ionModulesDependencies list using command git clone
  4. Go to the folder of the installed module, switch to thetag version number git checkout tags/v1.27.1. For example 1.27.1 is a number of registry module version.
  5. Repeat for each module.

Getting Application

  1. Go to the application folder. If you are in the modules folder, run cd ..\applications.
  2. Next, go back to the develop-and-testrepository page, copy the path and clone it using command git clone
  3. Go to the folder of the installed application, switch to the tag version number git checkout tags/v1.17.0.
  4. The dependencies installation in ionMetaDependencies is carried out in the applicationsfolder. For installation make sure you’re in the applications folder. Clone the applications from the list in the ionMetaDependencies parameter. For``viewlib`` application clone using command``git clone``.
  5. Go to the folder of the installed application, switch to the tag version number git checkout tags/v0.9.1. Repeat for each application.
  6. The application is compiled.

NB: we recommend creating a project for it in an IDE, for example Visual Studio Code, and creating the configuration file in it.

Config file

Config file is for setting the main parameters of the app environment and configuring the additional start parameters.

  1. Create setup config file with ini extension in config folder.
  2. Open the file in the editor and paste the contents.

The main parameter is db.uri=mongodb:// It indicates the name of the database we’ll use for the application. The database will be created authomatically.