1. Servoy

Download Servoy developer from Servoy’s website. Note that Servoy 6.1.6 was the our tested and production version.

Run the installer and install with or without the PostgreSQL database (see recommendation in next section).

Servoy installation instructions

2. Database

Servoy can connect to any JDBC compliant database. We recommend installing your database of choice using the recommended installer from the vendor. If you go this route, be sure to also download their recommended JDBC driver and place in the ../Servoy/application_server/drivers directory.

Data Sutra is extensively tested with MySQL. and PostgreSQL.

Set up database connections

The following named database connections are required:

  1. sutra
  2. sutra_example
  3. sutra_log

We also recommend at least one more database connection to store all of your business application data in.

Setting up database connections instructions

3. Plugins

Install the following plugins into the ../Servoy/application_server/plugins directory:

  1. ScrollerPlus.jar
  2. keyListener.jar
  3. Web Client Utils
  4. Velocity Report

4. URL rewrite

Download the Tuckey URL Rewrite Filter.

Add the urlrewritefilter-4.x.jar to the ../Servoy/application_server/server/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/lib directory (create the lib directory)

5. Data Sutra files

Download the latest Data Sutra zip file from the files section.

  1. sutra.jar jar goes in the /Servoy/application_server/plugins directory
  2. Copy the contents of the ROOT directory into Servoy’s server ROOT directory: /Servoy/application_server/server/webapps/ROOT. Note that this will overwrite some files.

6. Server settings

With developer running, open up the Servoy administration application at http://localhost:8080/servoy-admin/. Change the following settings:


servoy.application_server.allowClientRepositoryAccess: TRUE


SocketFactory.tunnelConnectionMode: HTTP
SocketFactory.compress: CHECKED
SocketFactory.useSSL: CHECKED
SocketFactory.tunnelUseSSLForHttp: CHECKED


servoy.FileServerService.defaultFolder: /

Servoy admin page instructions

7. Data Sutra modules

In this section you import the Data Sutra modules into your workspace. With Servoy Developer running, go to File > Import... > Servoy > Import Solution.

First time install: import the sutra.servoy file.

If Data Sutra is already installed and you want to update to the latest Data Sutra (and you are not hooked into our SVN repository), import the sutra_no_connector.servoy file.

Servoy import instructions

8. Starting up the clients

Data Sutra comes preconfigured with a sample solution, sample users and security turned on. This allows you to jump right in to a complete working solution once you are done with the installation. In both of the following cases, you should be presented with a login screen.

Login info

username: mbolton
password: rocks

Starting Smart Client

Click on the Smart Client button in the Servoy toolbar. It’s the prominent green circle button with a single yellow arrow:

Starting Web Client

Web client is handled a little differently than the Servoy default approach (clicking the prominent green circle button with the DOUBLE yellow arrow). This is because we run Servoy web client via an iframe on our own html pages (which you installed).

Instead, open up the following url in your Google Chrome browser: http://localhost:8080/

Servoy web client reference

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