These exercises assume that you have access to working version of the Ed-Fi / ODS v2.3 - either on a personal computer or connected to an Ed-Fi hosted Virtual Machine. The instructions are tuned to the VM-hosted case.

Obtain your Virtual Machine ID, and connect

Follow instructions at Virtual Machine Assignments

Download code

  1. Download the ZIP file.
  2. In Windows Explorer, right-click on the downloaded ZIP file and select Properties. On the General tab, press Unblock to allow the contents of the contained scripts to execute properly.
  3. In Windows Explorer, right-click on the downloaded ZIP file and select Extract All… Enter C:\src\TODS for the target folder.
  4. When the extraction  is complete, there should be three folders for the ODS / API source code as shown below (under c:\src\TODS):

Initialize and run the Ed-Fi ODS/API Solution

  • Open a PowerShell window (Administrator privileges), navigate to c:\src\TODS\Ed-Fi-ODS-Implementation
  • Run ".\Initialize-PowershellForDevelopment"
  • Run "initdev"
  • Return to presentation while initdev runs!
  • Verify that initdev has completed
  • Start Visual Studio and open c:\src\TODS\Ed-Fi-ODS-Implementation\Application\Ed-Fi-Ods.sln
  • Set Startup Projects:
    • Select the Set Startup Projects… context menu by right-clicking on the solution file in the Solution Explorer.

    • Within the Startup Project property page, select the Multiple startup projects radio button and enable the following projects:
      • EdFi.Ods.Admin.Web
      • EdFi.Ods.SwaggerUI
      • EdFi.Ods.WebApi

    • Click the OK button to accept the changes to your local development settings.
  • Build and run the ODS/API (to create default sandboxes)

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