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Quality Gate Status

The issues for the MVS explorer are tracked under the Zowe Zlux repository, and tagged accordingly with the 'explorer-mvs' label. Open issues tagged with 'explorer-mvs' can be found here.

App Development Workflow

Install Dependencies

As following modules explorer-ui-server, orion-editor-component and explorer-fvt-utilities are published on Zowe Artifactory. .npmrc file is pre-configured with registry value of

npm install

Build for Development

Modify the host variable in WebContent/js/utilities/urlUtils.js to a host and port that has the Zowe API Gateway and Jobs service.

npm run dev 

Then you can visit http://localhost:8080 to test. When testing you may see errors with API calls do to CORS (Cross origin resource sharing), to work around this you may disable CORS checking in your browser for local development or setup a proxy.

Run unit tests

npm run test

Run fvt/selenium tests


Build for Production

npm run prod

Prepare PAX Packaging Workspace


Start With explorer-ui-server

After preparing PAX workspace, you can serve the explorer UI with explorer-ui-server:

node .pax/ascii/server/src/index.js --config .pax/ascii/server/configs/config.json

Run SonarQube Code Analysis

Install SonarQube Scanner.

If you are using Mac, try install with HomeBrew sonar-scanner formula, then update the configuration of SonarQube server at /usr/local/Cellar/sonar-scanner/<version>/libexec/conf/

Example scanner configurations:

Then you can run sonar-scanner to start code analysis.

Build pipeline has embedded the SonarQube code analysis stage.

Build and install as plugin in local zlux development environment

Modify explorer-mvs/Webcontent/index.html
Change relative path for iframe-adapter.js & logger.js to absolute path.
Append with your API Gateway Hostname and Port

For example:

  <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

Build web folder

cd explorer-mvs
# root folder
npm install
# This will create web folder
npm run build

Install as ZLUX App/Plugin

# install in zlux locally
cd zlux/zlux-app-server/bin
./ <path-to-explorer-mvs>

explorer-mvs root already have sample pluginDefinition.json & will have web folder after build.

Enable Redux logs

Either use Redux Dev Tool Browser Extension in your browser Or enable redux logs by setting enableReduxLogger variable true in your local storage.

Add Redux Logger

While explore app is open in browser:

  1. Run this in browser console
window.localStorage.setItem('enableReduxLogger', true);
  1. And refresh browser
    So as long as this value remains true in browser local storage,
    you will see redux logs in console.

Remove Redux Logger

While explore app is open in browser:

  1. Run either window.localStorage.setItem('enableReduxLogger', false)
    or window.localStorage.removeItem('enableReduxLogger')
    or clear storage manually in browser dev tools under Application tab

  2. And refresh browser to stop seeing redux console logs.