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Installation and Upgrades of Batoi OSF

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Installing the OSF is quite easy and fast. Please follow the instructions below to install the framework - a task of a few minutes.

  1. Download the OSF ZIP from the Download page and unzip into any folder or subfolder in your webroot ("webroot" is the parent folder or directory in your PC or server which can be accessed through http).
  2. Go to the URL http://your-domain/folder1/folder2/.../folderN/osf/install
  3. Click the Click to begin Setup button to setup your application and you will be taken to a page to fill the details of your application. Fill the requisite details and click the Submit button.


  1. Check your application URL (where you are going to develop your new application) is correct. If you find any disparity, please rectify at this point. Make sure that the URL does not have a / at the end.
  2. The username admin (case-sensitive) is the super user who can access the OSF IDE and can develop, manage and access entire application. This user gets such a right through a default role assigned to it - Administrator. Neither this username nor its association with the role Administrator can be modified.
  3. Currently, the OSF prescribes use of PHP Data Object (PDO) as the data-access abstration layer and prepared statements for querying databases. An example of DSN for MYSQL (by PDO and consequently by the OSF) is:
    MYSQL: mysql:host=yourhostname;dbname=yourdbname
  4. Table-prefix will be a string that will be preppended to each table in the database. In case of the OSF system tables, they will be automatically done. In case of the new tables you create, make sure that you do the same.
  5. Once you are done with the development of the application, you can remove the /ide folder on your live site if you wish - this will not affect the working of your live site in any way. You can always upload this folder at any later stage if you would like to modify your application.

Once you install, you are done with your application setup, security procedures, access privilege settings and signin forms. Now, signin at your OSF IDE to start developing your application. You can find all requisite information on the comprehensive documentation available online to read and download.

Upgrading the OSF is quite easy and fast. Please follow the following steps to upgrade the OSF:

  1. Download the OSF ZIP from the Download page and overwrite the respective files/folders:
    • /ide and all files inside it
    • /lib and all files inside it
    • /load.osf.php
    • /load.view.php

Updated on Aug 20, 2016

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