Creatio includes the following types of simple packages:
Preinstalled packages are available in the workspace by default. They cannot be modified. Creatio marks preinstalled packages in the Configuration section using .
Creatio includes the following types of preinstalled packages:
- Base packages. For example,
- Third-party packages. These packages are installed from *.zip archives using Creatio IDE or the WorkspaceConsole utility.
View base packages in the table below.
Base schemas of the primary objects and Creatio sections, as well as connected objects, pages, process schemas, etc.
Modules and pages of the Section Wizard, List Designer, Dashboard Designer, etc.
Client modules of the schema managers.
Functionality connected to the Creatio UI.
Schemas of Designers and their elements.
Process Designer schemas.
User creates various schemas that must be saved to a custom package. A fresh Creatio installation has no packages open for modification except for the
Custom preinstalled package. You can add schemas to this package manually or using the Wizards.
Specific features of the
Custompackage cannot be added to the version control system. As such, you can transfer the package’s schemas to a different environment only using the export and import functionality. Learn more: Transfer packages.
- Unlike other preinstalled packages, the
Custompackage cannot be exported to the file system via the WorkspaceConsole utility.
Custompackage has all of the other preinstalled packages as dependencies. If you create or install a custom package, the new package becomes a dependency for the
Custompackage automatically. Therefore, always place the
Custompackage the last in the package hierarchy.
- Custom packages cannot have the
Custompackage as a dependency.
You can use the
Custom package in the following cases:
You will not transfer changes to a different environment.
Not only do the Section Wizard and Detail Wizard create various schemas, they also bind data to the current package. The
Custompackage does not support the standard package import mechanism. Therefore, if the
Custompackage is your current package, you can only transfer the bound data to another custom package via database queries. We strongly recommend against this method as the changes can affect the database structure and render Creatio inoperable. If you have to modify Creatio functionality significantly, use a custom package.
You customize Creatio either manually or using Wizards, and the changes are minor.
You do not need to use a version control system.
Use a custom package to develop of additional functionality or expand existing functionality.
Creatio includes the following types of custom package:
- Custom packages created by other Creatio users. Custom packages are locked in the version control system. They cannot be modified. Creatio marks custom packages in the Configuration section using .
- Custom packages created by the current user or retrieved from the version control system. They can be modified. Creatio marks custom packages in the Configuration section using .
Before you start development, change the current package. To do this:
Open the System settings section. To do this, click in the top right → System setup → System settings.
Open the Current package (CurrentPackageId code) system setting.
Change the properties of the system setting.
A name of custom package
Save the changes.
As a result, Creatio will add all configuration elements to the specified custom package.