Lianja Package Files

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See Also

Deployment, Lianja Package Manager, LPK()


Lianja Package Files (.lpk) are used to package up Apps, databases and Library files to transfer to another Lianja App Builder installation.

For information on packaging your Apps for user deployment, see Deployment.

How to create a package file

You create packages in the Deploy worksurface.

Build Lianja Package

Select the data, Apps and Library files as you would to deploy them.

Note: if your files have been added to a Lianja Project, just tick the checkbox next to the Project name, and all its files will be selected.

Click the Build Package button in the headerbar and enter the name for your package. There is no need to include the .lpk file extension.

Your package will be created in the drive:\lianja\packages\ directory.

From v5.0 the toolbar in the Pages and Apps workspaces includes a button to create a Quick Package for the currently open App.

From v5.3 the Shortcuts menu in the ModeBar includes options for Quick Project Package... and Quick Package... to allow the creation of a package file from the currently open Project or App. If the App or Project uses a database (other than the distribution southwind database), you will be prompted whether your database(s) should be included in the package.

How to install a package file

You install packages in the Apps workspace.

Install Lianja Package

Click the Install Package button in the headerbar.

Select the package to install.

The installation progress will be displayed in the Console workspace and you will be prompted to confirm if a file will be overwritten.

Note: from Lianja v4.2, you can also install packages using the LPK() function.