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Package creation

You can use the help command to provide information regarding the additional options.

kxi package init --help
 Usage: kxi package init [OPTIONS] [PATH_TO_PACKAGE]                            

 Creates a bare package at the specified target path.                           
 Note: this will not be saved to your KX_PACKAGE_PATH unless `install` is       
 explicitly run.                                                                

╭─ Options ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╮
│ --force            Force initialisation: overwrite existing directory if one │
│                    already exists.                                           │
│ --reset            Reset initialisation: overwrite the existing manifest     │
│                    only                                                      │
│ --version    TEXT  Version of the package to initialise.                     │
│ --help             Show this message and exit.                               │

To create a new package:

  1. Create an empty directory and move into this location:

    mkdir my_packages
    cd my_packages
  2. Create a package in that directory:

    kxi package init packagename --force
    Creating package at location: packagename
    Writing packagename/manifest.yaml

An empty package is now stored in the my_packages folder. Once the package has been initialized you can check out what is inside.

uuid: a7059c0f-f18e-4c96-8d8e-6d98bc8a8c8c
name: qpackage
version: 0.0.1
  description: ''
  - {}
  default: init.q

This package is not yet available within kdb Insights Enterprise. You need to pack and and push the package to a kdb Insights Enterprise deployment to use it in kdb Insights Enterprise.

Understanding the package object model

The package spec reference provides a full object definition.

Next steps