Creating a new project

To start off this tutorial, we have to create a new project first.

Creating a project

Use setup command with --accessToken argument, so it will be remembered the next time you log in. The access token has to be generated. See how to generate an access token.

1 2 3 CleverMaps$ setup --accessToken XbkadJ2ZcUd5_gRi5AjJoKwy3w6Jp5ctBacCCfhUbxQ Config and credentials saved successfully to /home/tomas/.cleverMaps

Then use login command to log in to the Shell. 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 CleverMaps$ login Found config file: /home/tomas/.cleverMaps/config * setting https://secure.clevermaps.io as default server * setting /home/tomas/metadata as default dump directory Successfully logged in as tomas.schmidl@clevermaps.io (using access token) tomas.schmidl@secure.clevermaps.io$

You are now connected to a server and as you can see, the context has changed to tomas.schmidl@secure.clevermaps.io. In every project you create, you automatically receive the Admin user role.

You can list all your projects with listProjects command. Chances are though, that you have no other projects there yet.

To create a project, use the createProject command. Give the project a title and optionally, a description.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 tomas.schmidl@secure.clevermaps.io$ createProject --title "First project" --description "My first project in CleverMaps" No organization has been set for a new project, creating a TRIAL project. Created project k5t8mf2a80tay2ng Project k5t8mf2a80tay2ng (First project) successfully opened Project title: First project Organization: CM Trial Opening dump... You don't have dump to open for this project. tomas.schmidl@secure.clevermaps.io/project:k5t8mf2a80tay2ng$



After making any changes to the project using Shell, always refresh the browser window (F5) to see the effect.

New project has been created and opened. It is uniquely identified by the generated project ID - k5t8mf2a80tay2ng. The context has changed to an opened project - /project:k5t8mf2a80tay2ng$.

Project page of an empty project

Dumping the project

To start editing the project, we have to make a dump of the project to your local machine. Project dump is an image of the project. Detailed description can be found in the dump structure article.

Our new project is empty so far - it does not contain any data or metadata. The dump which we'll create, will be an empty one, but it will serve as a base for our future work.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 tomas.schmidl@secure.clevermaps.io/project:k5t8mf2a80tay2ng$ dumpProject Creating project directory /home/tomas/metadata/k5t8mf2a80tay2ng Creating data dump directory /home/tomas/metadata/k5t8mf2a80tay2ng/data Creating metadata dump directory /home/tomas/metadata/k5t8mf2a80tay2ng/metadata Metadata dump started... Project metadata successfully dumped to /home/tomas/metadata/k5t8mf2a80tay2ng/metadata Asynchronous data dump started... Project DWH data successfully dumped to /home/tomas/metadata/k5t8mf2a80tay2ng/data Dump opened tomas.schmidl@secure.clevermaps.io/project:k5t8mf2a80tay2ng/dump:$

You can see that the dumpProject command has created the dump directories.

  We recommend using a good text editor, like Notepad++ (Windows) or Atom (Windows, Linux, Mac) to manage your projects dumps. It is handy to open the default dump directory, which you may have set during the installation of the Shell. You can then easily manage dumps of multiple projects. 

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  That's it! In the next chapter of this tutorial, we will learn how create a view and a dashboard.