Setup the Frontend

Installation

You can get the latest code from the OpenSaber RC UI Repository https://github.com/Sunbird-RC/opensaber-rc-ui
This is an Angular 8 project, and you need to install the dependencies, and run the project.

Configuration

The application needs to be configured with the appropriate fields to be able to use it. Example configuration is provided in the src/examples folder.

Environment Config

Key
Value
baseUrl
Base URL for the OpenSaber backend. Eg: https://registry.com/api
schemaUrl
URL to the OpenAPI schema definition. This could be a HTTP path or a path to a local file Eg: https://registry.com/api/schema.json OR /assets/schema.json
logo
URL to logo. This logo is displayed in the header of the UI

Forms

The forms.json needs to be placed in src/assets/config. This file defines the schema for various forms used, along with the fields for each. The form rendering is based on the formly.dev library, and the forms.json is a small wrapper on top of the formly schema.
In this file forms is an array with key/value pairs. They key is the code / slug of the form which is used to access the form. Eg: if the key for a form is employee-signup that form can be accessed via /forms/employee-signup. Each form definition will have the below fields -
Key
Value
form.api
This is the path to the API endpoints for the entity this form handles. Eg: /Employer
form.type
Forms can be of 2 types. It can either be a form to create a new entity Eg: Employer, or it could be a form to submit a "sub-field" eg: work experience of an employee. For the former use entity. For the latter use property:<property name> (eg: property:work_experience)
form.formclass
HTML Class applied to the form container
form.title
Title of form
form.redirectTo
Redirect URL on after form submit
form.fieldsets
List of fieldsets(multiple) for this form. At least one fieldset is needed
fieldsets
Key
Value
fieldsets.definition
Name of the OpenAPI "Definition" to use
fieldsets.fields
List of fields(multiple) to populate for this fieldset. If you wish to display all fields from the schema, you can skip defining each field, and use use "fields": ["*"]
fields
Key
Value
fields.name
Name of field (same as defined in defination of that schema)
fields.custom
boolean Name of custome field (not defined in defination of that schema)
fields.required
boolean
fields.class
Class of field
fields.disabled
boolean Disable the field (readonly)
fields.children
object Reference field of defination (same properties as fieldsets)
fields.validation

Layouts

The layouts.json is used to define how the public and private profile pages look like. For each entity in OpenSaber backend, a layout file should be defined with the fields and the order in which they should display.
In this file layouts is an array with key/value pairs. They key is the code / slug of the layout page which is used to access the form. Eg: if the key for a layout is employee-profile that page can be accessed via /profile/employee-profile. Each layout definition will have the below fields -
Key
Value
layout.api
URL Path of API
layout.title
Title of form
layout.blocks
Cards/Blocks (multiple) to populate in layout.
blocks
Key
Value
blocks.definition
Defination of fields from JSON Schemas in schemaUrl
blocks.title
Title of Card/Block
blocks.add
boolean Enable Add Button
blocks.addform
<name of form from forms> Form opens on Add Button click
blocks.edit
boolean Enable Edit Button
blocks.editform
<name of form from forms> Form opens on Edit Button click
blocks.multiple
boolean Enable Multiple values
blocks.fields
Array/List of fields(multiple) to populate in fieldsets
fields
Key
Value
fields.includes
Array/list of Included Fields from response or [*] for all fields
fields.excludes
Array/list of Excluded Fields from response

FAQs

Proxy configuration

To avoid CORS issues you can use proxy configuration. Run npm start or ng serve --proxy-config proxy.conf.json. For additional configuration please check proxy.conf.json file.

Hosting the Frontend

The frontend may be hosted any of the below ways
    As a container. You may create an image with the angular build files.
    On a VM
    In blob storage (eg: S3, with a CDN in front)
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