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Import and Start Afresh

During the eLegere tutorials, the documentation offers .eap files. You can create a new Domain and import the .eap file of the tutorial that interests you. In this way, you can start afresh if you have missed some steps or you have tinkered around with Applications and Storages.

.eap files are archives containing both the applications and the related Storages and data.

.eap files are useful for things like backups or sharing your Applications and Storages with other eLegere installations.

At the beginning of each tutorial, you can download and import the .eap. The .eap file contains everything you need to follow the tutorial from that point.


This tutorial assumes that you are enabled to create Domains in eLegere. Ask to your administrator to be enabled.


The documentation will explain all the concepts introduced here in another tutorial. Learn just the basics to start afresh.

The Example

Consider the following example to learn what to do with an .eap file. You find the .eap file at the beginning of each tutorial of Your First Application.


Suppose that you want to import the .eap file with all the steps of Building Your First App: Personal Budget completed. The .eap file of Building Your First App: Personal Budget contains the Personal Budget and the related storage Transactions only.

Create a Domain to Import the .eap file

Create a Domain to import from scratch the applications and storages of the .eap file.


Skip to the second part Import the .eap in the Domain if you have a Domain already.

Follow the following steps to create a new Domain.

  1. In the Home of the current Domain, click (1) the name of the current Domain in the upper-right corner > (2) Domains Home.

  2. You will land in the Domain Panel. Click on +Domain to create a Domain to import the .eap file later.


    Depending on the eLegere installation, you could find multiple Domains' tiles in the Domains Home already.

  3. The window Add Domain will appear.

    Customize the following settings:

    • (1) Choose an icon from the drop-down menu.
    • (2) Choose a name for the Domain. For example Your First Application.
    • (3) Choose a code for the scheme, for example yfa01. (Schema must begin with a letter.)
    • (4) Choose a background color for the tile.
    • (5) Choose a foreground color for the tile.

  4. Click on the tile of the new Domain to access the Home.

Import the .eap in the Domain

After the Domain creation, you can import the .eap file.

  1. Download the .eap file from the tutorial you are interested in.

  2. Access the Domain for the Import.

  3. In the Home of the Domain, click on the Import button.

  4. eLegere will open a window in your OS and asks you to upload the .eap file before anything else. Choose the .eap file from you computer or drive.

  5. After having chosen the file, the window will appear. The window lists all the applications, the storages, and what storages have data inside (i.e. the icon). Click on the Start import button.


    Be patient and wait. The process could take some time.

  6. The window will display the icon when the import has begun. You can click on the Close button to close the window.

    A notification in Home will inform you of the success.


If you don't see anything after the import, click on the Refresh button next to Export All button. The action reloads all the storages and applications in the Home.

The imported applications will appear in the Applications sub-panel in Home.

The imported storages appear in the Storages sub-panel of Home. You can find the .eap's storages inside this sub-panel.


In case you import a .eap file from a Domain with a structured folder tree: the Import function will reconstruct the folders from the source in the new Domain's folder structure if they don't exist. Otherwise, the Import will place the Storages in the Storages sub-panel's root.

Congrats, you have imported you first .eap file in eLegere!