In this chapter, you will run all apps in development mode and interact with them.
To get the sample project, you can either:
Clone the repository from GitHub by running:
Alternatively, you can download the repository as a Zip file, unzip it, and open it in your IDE.
Before you start any apps, run
npm install from the root directory.
To start the Dashboard app, run:
localhost:1234 you should see an empty dashboard that only displays "Machines" and "Orders".
For creating orders, lets first start the ERP Simulator App:
In a different browser window, navigate to
localhost:1235. You should now be able to create an order and associate the following information with it:
- a name
- a planned duration
- a machine
After entering a name and selecting a duration, the
Place order button will still be grayed out as your system does not know of a machine yet.
In order to let your system know of a new machine, start the Wago Connector App:
Now a field with your machine
Wago should appear, allowing you to click on
After placing the order, take another look at the dashboard – you should now see a machine, as well as an order:
As the Wago Connector App running on your development machine is not connected to an actual Wago PLC, your machine will stay in the state
disabled, and your order will stay in the state
idle. If your Wago Connector App was connected to an actual Wago PLC, it would show its state and your order would change into a different state (such as
interrupted), depending on the data it receives from the Wago PLC.
Now that you have a basic understanding of the use case and how the apps work, we will take a closer look at the business logic in the next section.