Projects and Environments

Create a project

To create a new project click the Add a new project button.

Add a new project

This button opens the following dialogue:

Create a project

Table 1. Project Properties
Property Description Variables Supported Mandatory Default

Name

The project name

Yes

No

Home folder

The folder where the project is located

Yes

No

Configuration file (relative path)

The folder where the project’s configuration json is located.

Yes

Yes

Description

A description for this environment

No

No

Company

The company this environment belongs to

No

No

Department

The department this environment is created for

No

No

Metadata base folder

The folder where this environment’s metadata will be stored

Yes

Yes

${ENVIRONMENT_HOME}/metadata

Unit test base path

The folder where this environment’s unit tests will be stored

Yes

Yes

${ENVIRONMENT_HOME}

Data Sets CSV Folder

The folder where this environment’s data files will be stored

Yes

Yes

${ENVIRONMENT_HOME}/datasets

Enforce execution in environment home

Give an error when trying to execute a pipeline or workflow which is not located in the environment home directory or in a sub-directory

Yes

Yes

checked

Project variables to set

A list of variable names, values and variable descriptions to use with this project

No

Yes

After creating a project the user interface will switch to it and ask if you want to create an environment.

Create an environment

To create a new environment click the Add a new environment button.

Environment

This button opens the following dialogue:

Create an environment

Table 2. Environment Properties
Property Description Variables Supported Mandatory Default

Name

The environment name

No

No

The last created project

Purpose

The purpose of this environment

  • Development

  • Testing

  • Acceptance

  • Production

  • Continuous integration

  • Common build

  • …​

No

No

Project

The project to which this environment belongs

No

No

The last created project

Configuration files

Files to use as configuration for this environment

No

No

After creating an environment the user interface will switch to it.

Switch between projects and environments

To switch between projects the projects list can be used from the main Hop Gui toolbar.

Switch project

After switching to a project the environments list will be updated to the environments which belong to this project. All open files will be restored, including their zoom level and other UI settings.

Switch environment

Edit and delete projects

To edit an existing project click the Edit the selected project button.

Edit the selected project

Clicking this button will re-open the project dialogue where changes can be made as described in Project Properties.

To delete a project click the Delete the selected project button.

Delete the selected project

Editing and deleting environments

To edit an existing environment click the Edit the selected environment button.

Edit the selected environment

Clicking this button will re-open the project dialogue where changes can be made as described in Environment Properties.

To delete an environment click the Delete the selected environment button.

Delete the selected environment