Installation Steps of Apache OFBiz 16.0 in Ubuntu
Apache Open For Business Project is an open source ERP/CRM system from the Apache Foundation starting point for reliable, secure and scalable enterprise solutions. It offering complete accounting/ledger, inventory management, CRM, and project management systems.
Here, are the steps that we have followed for the Installation of Apache OFBiz 16.0:-
STEP 1:- Install JAVA
Firstly install java in your system which is primary requirement for installing Apache OFBiz. Run the following commands on terminal:-
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
Install Java :-
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
After installation check the java version.
To check the installed version and switch to Java-8-oracle version for OFBiz run the command below:-
$ sudo update-alternatives --config java
This command will list all installed versions with current active marked and provides dialog to switch. There are 3 choices for the alternative java .
STEP 2:- Edit .bashrc file
Then edit JAVA_HOME Environment in .bashrc file.
$ vi .bashrc
$ export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle
After making changes then I reloaded the .bashrc file with following command.
$ source ~/.bashrc
STEP 3:- Installing OFBiz
We are using 16.11.03(stable version).
Download Apache OFBiz here.
Note: Please choose a stable version under ‘Releases’ Section.
STEP 4:- Quick START
To quickly install and fire-up OFBiz, follow the below instructions:-
$ ./gradlew cleanAll loadDefault
STEP 5:- Start OFBiz
$ ./gradlew ofbiz
To check for the proper installation visit https://localhost:8443/ordermgr/control/main
Place the MySQL JDBC driver in build.gradle file.
Then, create three databases i.e ofbiz,ofbizolap,ofbiztenant then set there PASSWORD as mentioned in the below commands:-
C:\mysql-5.5.23-winx64\bin>mysql -u root
mysql>create database ofbiz;
mysql>create database ofbizolap;
mysql>create database ofbiztenant;
mysql>create user ofbiz@localhost;
mysql>create user ofbizolap@localhost;
mysql>create user ofbiztenant@localhost;
mysql>update user set password=PASSWORD(“ofbiz”) where User=’ofbiz’;
mysql>update user set password=PASSWORD(“ofbizolap”) where User=’ofbizolap’;
mysql>update user set password=PASSWORD(“ofbiztenant”) where User=’ofbiztenant’;
mysql>grant all privileges on *.* to ‘ofbiz’@localhost identified by ‘ofbiz’;
mysql>grant all privileges on *.* to ‘ofbizolap’@localhost identified by ‘ofbizolap’;
mysql>grant all privileges on *.* to ‘ofbiztenant’@localhost identified by ‘ofbiztenant’;
- Stop ofBiz server.
- Create a backup of <ofbizdir>/framework/entity/config/entityengine.xml .
- Edit entityengine.xml as follows and update the following datasources:
Replace derby with mysql in default, default-no-eca and test delegators as follows:-
Then, start ofbiz you will see the databases will be created as below :-
Follow commands to use created databases and have a look to the tables:-
Now, use the below tasks to load the data.
STEP 6:- Data loading tasks
OFBiz contains the following data reader types:-
- seed:- OFBiz and External Seed Data — to be maintained along with source and updated whenever a system deployment is updated.
- seed-initial:- OFBiz and External Seed Data — to be maintained along with source like other seed data, but only loaded initially and not updated when a system is updated except manually reviewing each line.
- demo:- OFBiz Only Demo Data is loaded.
- ext:- External General Data (custom)
- ext-test:- External Test Data (custom)
- ext-demo :- External Demo Data (custom)
You can choose which data readers to pass in the following syntax like I have chosen to seed,seed-initial,ext,ext-demo readers.
$ ./gradlew “ofbiz — load-data readers=seed,seed-initial,ext,ext-demo”
STEP 7:- Load default OFBiz data
Loads default data set; meant for initial loading of generic OFBiz data.
Can be applied for development, testing, demonstration, etc. purposes.
The default data set is defined by datasource using the read-data attribute,
followed by the name of the data set, into the datasource element of the ‘entityengine.xml’ file.
$ ./gradlew loadDefault
STEP 8:- Load seed data
Load ONLY the seed data (not seed-initial, demo, ext* or anything else);
meant for use after an update of the code to reload the seed data
as it is generally maintained along with the code and needs to be
in sync for operation
$ ./gradlew "ofbiz --load-data readers=seed"
STEP 9 :- Load ext data
Load seed, seed-initial and ext data; meant for manual/generic
testing, development, or going into production with a derived
system based on stock OFBiz where the ext data basically
replaces the demo data
$ ./gradlew "ofbiz --load-data readers=seed,seed-initial,ext"
After completion of installation, below are simple steps to be followed for creation of Ofbiz Component.
Steps for Creation of OFBiz Component
Ofbiz components resides in the specialpurpose directory. Plugins can be added manually or fetched from a maven repository. The standard tasks for create new plugin is giving below. To create a new plugin.
The following project parameters are passed:
- PluginId: mandatory.
- PluginResourceName: optional, default is the Capitalized value of pluginId
- WebappName: optional, default is the value of pluginId
- BasePermission: optional, default is the UPPERCASE value of pluginId
Enter following command below to create component/plugin:-
$ ./gradlew createPlugin -PpluginId=myplugin
$ ./gradlew createPlugin -PpluginId=myplugin -PpluginResourceName=MyPlugin -PwebappName=mypluginweb -PbasePermission=MYPLUGIN`
The above commands achieve the following:
- create a new plugin in /specialpurpose/myplugin
- add the plugin to /specialpurpose/component-load.xml
Once the component is created, you should load its data (required to grant access rights to the “admin” user);
$ ./gradlew “ofbiz — shutdown”
$ ./gradlew loadDefault
$ ./gradlew ofbiz
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