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Creating a New Project

The very first project is created automatically on starting anyLogistix for the first time. The scenarios that you further create are stored within this project.

If you need to separate the new scenarios from the existing ones, you may create a new project.

The new project will have default parameters, i.e., no custom defined units, icons etc. will be initially available. This may cause issues when importing existing scenarios.

To create a new project

  1. Choose File > Select Project... from the main menu.
    The SelectProject dialog box will open, allowing you to create, delete or edit any existing project.

  2. Click New. The New project dialog box will appear, prompting you to specify:
    • Project name — the name of the new project.
    • Password protected — by default a non-protected project is created. Enable this option to create a protected project. This will allow you to specify a project owner, protect project with a password, as well as assign other users and define their access rights to scenarios of this project.

      Password protection can be enabled later for the existing non-protected project.

    • Database — the database the project will be using.

      anyLogistix can create only DB of the Default type. If you need to use other type of DB, you should previously create DB of the required type to further specify its details in the expanded section of the dialog box.

  3. Click OK to save the changes and close the New Project dialog box.
    The just created project will be selected in the Select Project dialog box.
  4. Click OK.
    anyLogistix will create a database for the new project.
    If you have previously enabled the Password protection mode, a dialog box will appear prompting you to create a user with administrator rights for the new DB, otherwise you'll be good to go.

    It is not recommended leaving the set by default "guest" & "guest" user credentials.

  5. Specify the Username and the Password details of the user. Click OK.

    You must create a new admin user for every new multiuser project. You cannot use existing users for a new project, but you can create a user with the same Username and Password for every project. When you switch between projects the users that you create for each project remain within the project they were created for.

  6. Click OK to create a user with the previously specified Username and the Password details.

To specify a non-default DB type for the new project

  1. Open the Select Project dialog box and click New.
  2. Expand the New project dialog box by clicking the Default option in the DB type parameter and selecting Custom from the drop-down list.
  3. Click DB type drop-down list, select the required DB type and define its parameters:
    • DB type — specify one of the supported DB types: sqlite, sqlserver, postgresql, mysql.
    • DB address — specify the location of the database.
    • DB name — specify the name of the database.
    • Windows authentication — [available for certain db types] [disabled by default] enable this option to access the database with the Windows user credentials. You can use this option instead of the login and password credentials, If you are allowed to access this database with the Windows user credentials of course.
    • DB login — specify the login that can be used to access the database.
    • DB password — specify the password that can be used to access the database.

      The type of role and access rules for a user are defined by the admin of the database. In other words, by using the provided credentials you are accessing the database with the user profile that has certain rights defined by the admin for you.

  4. Click Test connection to check if the parameters are correct.

    In case of sqlite the test cannot fail, since sqlite will create a new db with the provided parameters, if such db is missing.

    • Success — the parameters are properly defined, connection established.
    • In progress — anyLogistix is trying to connect to the defined database.
    • Failure — anyLogistix couldn't connect to the specified database.
  5. Click OK to save the changes and close the Create Project dialog box.
    The just created project will be selected in the Select Project dialog box.
  6. Click OK to close the dialog box and connect to the database.
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