Exporting your project as a Java EE application

To deploy your ZIETrans Web application to a WebSphere® Application Server runtime environment, you must first package it into a Java™ EE application. To do this, you export your project as an EAR file.

To export the project, follow these steps:

  1. Highlight (single-click) the name of your project in the ZIETrans Projects view.
  2. Click the Export ZIETrans Project icon on the main tool bar, or right-click the project name and select Export Project.

    If you have not specified your license settings, you will see a message that the runtime for this project is not enabled. Although this application can be deployed, users are restricted to two connections.

    ZIETrans Web applications can be tested in a local test environment and deployed to a runtime (non-development) environment, but in either environment, these applications support only two host connections without specifying license settings. For information about specifying license settings, see Flexera Licensing integration for ZIETrans Projects in ZIETrans Getting Started.

    If licenses have been purchased, click Enable Runtime to runtime enable your application. Otherwise, click Continue to continue the export process.

  3. In the Export window, choose an Enterprise Application project from the drop-down list or type the name of an Enterprise Application project in the EAR project field.
  4. Enter a destination location in the Destination field or click the Browse button to select the destination of the exported .ear file.
  5. If you want to export the project's source files along with the executable files, select the Export source files box. If you include the source files, another developer can extract them from your .ear file. This can make collaboration or service easier, but you must decide whether it creates a security risk.
  6. If you have exported this project to this location before, the export process asks whether you want to overwrite the existing files. This is intended to protect you from overwriting files that you might want to keep, perhaps to archive a previous version of your project. If you want to overwrite previous files without being asked for confirmation, select the Overwrite existing file box.
  7. Click Finish. The project is exported as a Java EE application, represented by an Enterprise Archive file with extension .ear, with the directory and file name you specified.