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Update to Git Extensions for SalesLogix Available

For anyone who uses Git Extensions for SalesLogix, I've released a small update that adds some core functionality and makes it possible to complete the entire scenario of setting up and using Git with a SalesLogix project - all from within the SalesLogix Application Architect!

The new functionality includes:

  • Manage files or folders to exclude from source control
  • Manage remote repositories so you can link your SalesLogix project to an online or networked repository
  • Ability to open the working project folder in explorer to manage files in your model
  • Ability to initialize the current exported project model as a Git repository to start working under source control

See a screenshot of the complete list of functionality on the Git Extensions for SalesLogix tools menu:


So, you can now do the entire scenario of setting up and working with source control for your SalesLogix model. Say you have a new SalesLogix system you're working with, the typical flow is as follows (again, wanted to point out you're not leaving Application Architect at all in this scenario):

  1. Set up your new SalesLogix database
  2. Export your project model
  3. Click the Git Extensions "cow head" icon to initialize the exported model as a Git repository *and* a default .gitignore will be created including the typical entries for a SalesLogix model
  4. Go to the Tools menu and then select "Manage Remote Repositories" to set up any remotes such as a Github repository
  5. Click the Commit button on the toolbar to do your initial commit (all non-excluded model files will already be staged for the commit
  6. If linked to a remote, click the Push button on the toolbar to push to the remote

Pretty cool if you ask me.

To install this update, simply close Application Architect, download the new DLL, and copy it over the old one located in C:\Program Files\SalesLogix\SalesLogix. If you're setting it up for the first time, visit my initial post about Git Extensions for SalesLogix for setup instructions.

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   Ryan Farley is the Director of Development for Customer FX and creator of slxdeveloper.com. He's been blogging regularly about SalesLogix since 2001 and believes in sharing with the community. He loves C#, Javascript, Python, web development, open source, and Linux. He also loves his hobby as an amateur filmmaker.

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Comments

 

mikeboysen@hotmail.com said:

Ryan,

I'm only able to push to my GitHub repository using Git Bash. Doing so prompts me for my SSH passphrase. When i try to set up the remote repository or do a push through the UI. It fails.

I've scoured through the docs but cannot find anything that is lighting the bulb. Can you post steps that you used to set up your remote repostory on Git Hub? I don't want to have to use the command line for everything :)

December 21, 2009 10:05 AM
 

mikeboysen@hotmail.com said:

Nevermind. As soon as I posted this, I tried switching my settings from PuTTY to OpenSSH and I got a command line prompt for my pass phrase. All is good!

It sill might be worth writing about.

I lost some code using a network repository so I've gone Git Hub and like it.

December 21, 2009 10:19 AM
 

Ryan Farley said:

Hi Mike,

I like PuTTY (that is what I use) but it does take some extra things to set up and it won't work if it isn't "just right". I do have some video tutorials I've made for my own devs for setting Git up that I've been considering making publically available.

Anyway, glad it is working.

-Ryan

December 21, 2009 10:53 AM

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