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Installation Guide

Every Business App comes with an installer that does the following operations:

  1. Installs pre-requisites,
  2. Copies solution files to Datapolis Process System’s Solution Templates folder.


There is no need to install any pre-requsites, however please note that Datapolis Solutions use SharePoint PnP Cmdlets, part of SharePoint Patterns and Practices project, to deploy their contents to a designated location within local SharePoint farm. The installer will install SharePoint PnP Cmdlets or update them to a newer version if required.


The installation folder is:

C:\Program Files (x86)\SharePointPnPPowerShell2013.


To install Business App, please run Datapolis.SolutionInstaller.exe or file similar named that is installer of Business App on the server hosting SharePoint Central Administration, then click the Install button. No further actions are required.


To verify whether the solution installed correctly, please visit the Datapolis Solution Templates Management page in Datapolis Process System section in SharePoint Central Administration. The new solution should appear on the list. If it hasn’t, please refer to the Troubleshooting section of this manual.

After successful installation, solution is ready to be deployed.


Deploying Business App

Before deploying Business App, please refer to the its own documentation, as it may require setting up specific hosting environment or performing additional steps to make it work properly. Please also note that Business App is based on Datapolis Solution technology, so it will be visible after installation in Datapolis Solution Templates section in Central Administration.


The basic scenario of deployment is as following:

  1. Create a new site collection where the solution will be hosted.
  2. Visit the Datapolis Solution Templates Management page in Datapolis Process System section.
  3. Click the Deploy button next to the solution you wish to deploy.
  4. Select the site collection where you wish to host the solution.
  5. Click the Ok button.

The Datapolis Solution will begin deploying. Depending on its complexity and your environment, it might take several minutes.


NOTE: Some Business Apps (Datapolis Solutions) may require additional configuration after they are deployed. Please refer to their respective documentation for detailed information



Each deployment generates a log that can be found in the solution folder in SharePoint hive, i.e.: C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\WorkBox\SolutionTemplates\[solution folder]. In case of experiencing any issues, please start your diagnostics there.