SaaS Manager is a powerful tool that allows you to create user solutions quickly and easily.
Solution is a set of objects, linked or not between each other and packed into an archive file, which can be installed in any other account.
There are several steps to create a solution.
Steps to create a new solution
1) Select objects and define primary solution inforation.
In this step user needs to select all objects that must be included in the new solution.
2) After the first step the system tries to collect all information about selected objects.
Information collection is one of the most important moments in this system. Besides the objects that were selected by the user, the system also tries to find all of the other dependent objects. Information about dependent objects will help the system to store complete structure in final solution.
Let's take a look at a simple example of object dependencies.
User creates a new site and wants to make a separate solution, based on this site, to install it in another YC account. It's also known that the site has some pages and all these pages can have themes, images, control elements, links to other pages etc. In this case, after dependencies processing, user will have a complete list of objects that are needed to store site integrity.
Please note that not all dependent objects can be found during dependencies processing. Also, it can take some time to process all of the objects - it all depends on the number of selected object and their type and structure.
If system finds errors while collecting information, then error dialog will be shown where all found errors will be displayed. In this step, user can continue and go to the next step or can cancel the process to fix found errors.
3) In the last step, when all information about objects was collected, when all possible dependencies were found and when all errors (if happened) were shown, the system shows the final dialog with all the information about solution and included objects. Here, user has an opportunity to exclude some objects if they should not be included in the final solution. After pressing Finish button the system will save the solution in your account or will start downloading process.
Go to Install Solution tab, click Browse and select a solution package on your computer. After that select installation type and the folder, where solution will be uploaded. After that press Upload.
If errors happen while uplolading and installing, the system will let you know.
After Installation all of the installed solutions can be found in Installed solutions tab.
Click the tab Installed solutions to see all solutions installed in your account. Also there you can see the name of the user who installed the solutionand its installation status.
There are 3 statuses showing how the solution was installed:
Every installed solution can be uninstalled. Click Uninstall to uninstall the selected solution. All objects installed for this solution will be deleted from the system.