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  • How to Deploy Multiple Forms via ZIP File

    I've tried deploying a form as a ZIP file — that works. I put all the folders and files on my web server and can get the form working. The problem I'm having is if I create another form for example, I find myself having to deploy it by ticking both the boxes for including all the common libraries etc. Otherwise, if I deploy it without ticking both of these boxes, this other form does not load, even when I correctly put it in the same folder as the first form's folder.

    Obviously this does not only apply to forms, so what is the correct way of deploying an application? I've read the instructions etc. on this site, but find myself downloading a large ZIP file every time I want to create a new application, which I know is not the right thing to do.

    What do I do to resolve this issue?

  • #2
    I think that there's no right way, it depends on the situation. I for instance don't deploy based upon zip, but publish directly to a server directory which is on my development system. I test it there and then deploy what I need to my production servers with FileZilla. Is it the best way? For me it is, but again every situation might be different. I don't like to look every time what to deploy next.
    Albert Drent
    aducom software netherlands
    scriptcase partner, reseller, support and (turn-key) development
    www.scriptcase.eu / www.scriptcase.nl

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    • #3
      I have the same problem
      My customer was calling me, that he want to have a change of a form. I changed it and deployed it without the libraries etc. Send the Zip-File to the server and expanded it. Form is not working anymore. I tryed it several times, itīs not working.
      And this not really good, cause for every change my customer wants, i have to deploy the whole application and then send a file to the server which is over 100 MB. Had a project were i had to done it about 5 times a day !!

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      • #4
        That's why I deploy locally and then distribute the changed module directory. But keep in mind that after a sc update there also might be changes in the libs. I tend to reupload the full story after an update of sc. It's a pretty huge upload, but that's always better then mentioned problems. But we have a fast internet connection which makes a difference I think.
        Albert Drent
        aducom software netherlands
        scriptcase partner, reseller, support and (turn-key) development
        www.scriptcase.eu / www.scriptcase.nl

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gerd Dietrich View Post
          I have the same problem
          My customer was calling me, that he want to have a change of a form. I changed it and deployed it without the libraries etc. Send the Zip-File to the server and expanded it. Form is not working anymore. I tryed it several times, itīs not working.
          And this not really good, cause for every change my customer wants, i have to deploy the whole application and then send a file to the server which is over 100 MB. Had a project were i had to done it about 5 times a day !!
          Yeah, I can understand it to be very annoying for you. Takes me about 4 hours every time just to upload a new application to the server.

          I'd appreciate it if anybody had any solutions to this problem. It surely must be a common problem.

          Originally posted by aducom
          I think that there's no right way, it depends on the situation. I for instance don't deploy based upon zip, but publish directly to a server directory which is on my development system. I test it there and then deploy what I need to my production servers with FileZilla. Is it the best way? For me it is, but again every situation might be different. I don't like to look every time what to deploy next.
          I might have to consider trying it that way. If it works fine and it's a lot faster, it might be worth it. But for the life of me, I do not understand why I have to upload all the additional files contained in _Lib each time.

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          • #6
            You don't have to deploy the _lib every time. I don't. That's why I deploy on a local directory to be able to upload only the changed directories. That's (for me) the fastest way. A filecompare might be useful to see if things in _lib are changed.
            Albert Drent
            aducom software netherlands
            scriptcase partner, reseller, support and (turn-key) development
            www.scriptcase.eu / www.scriptcase.nl

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