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Getting Started

This document assumes that you prefer to use MVC / Razor Pages as the UI framework and Entity Framework Core as the database provider. For other options, please change the preference on top of this document.

Create the Database

Connection String

Check the connection string in the appsettings.json file under the YourProject project.

"ConnectionStrings": {
  "Default": "Server=(LocalDb)\\MSSQLLocalDB;Database=BookStore;Trusted_Connection=True"

About the Connection Strings and Database Management Systems

The solution is configured to use Entity Framework Core with MS SQL Server by default. However, if you've selected another DBMS using the -dbms parameter on the ABP CLI new command (like -dbms MySQL), the connection string might be different for you.

EF Core supports various database providers and you can use any supported DBMS. See the Entity Framework integration document to learn how to switch to another DBMS if you need later.

Seed Initial Data

Before running the application, you need to create the database and seed the initial data. To do that, you can run the following command in the directory of your project (in the same folder of the .csproj file):

dotnet run --migrate-database

Before Running the Application

Installing the Client-Side Packages

ABP CLI runs the abp install-libs command behind the scenes to install the required NPM packages for your solution while creating the application.

However, sometimes this command might need to be manually run. For example, you need to run this command, if you have cloned the application, or the resources from node_modules folder didn't copy to wwwroot/libs folder, or if you have added a new client-side package dependency to your solution.

For such cases, run the abp install-libs command on the root directory of your solution to install all required NPM packages:

abp install-libs

We suggest you install Yarn to prevent possible package inconsistencies, if you haven't installed it yet.

Run the Application

Running the application is pretty straight-forward, you can run the application with any IDE that supports .NET or by running the dotnet run CLI command in the directory of your project:

After running the project, the index page should be seen as below:


Enter admin as the username and 1q2w3E* as the password to login to the application. The application is up and running. You can start developing your application based on this startup template.


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