Packaging the client app

When deploying the PowerServer project as an installable cloud app, you can choose to package the client-side as an executable installer or a zipped file, and then install the client to the Web servers.

To package the client app:

  1. Go to the Client Deployment tab of the PowerServer project painter, and then click Package the compiled app and manually deploy later.

  2. Specify to generate the package as an executable installer or a compressed zip file, and select whether to package the cloud app launcher and the PowerBuilder Runtime files.

    If you select Zipped file, an appname_Installer.zip file is generated in the specified path. You can copy the zip file to the server and then decompress it to the Web root.

    If you select Executable installer, an appname_Installer.exe file is generated in the specified path. You can copy the executable file to the server and then run it to install the application to the Web root.

  3. Specify the location where the package will be generated.


  4. Save the project settings and then click the Build & Deploy PowerServer Project button () or Deploy PowerServer Project () button in the toolbar to generate the package.

Note

Do not manually change the name of the installed or de-compressed application folder on the server, otherwise the application uninstall program will fail to run.