Looking for Guidance

Hello community,

I’m a new comer to OpenMRS and already downloaded and installed openmrs-core.

Now in the web browser it shows “OpenMRS Platform 2.1.0-SNAPSHOT.0 Running!”.

Im using netbeans. So it would be great if anyone can help me from this point.

Thank You

Now you need to install a user interface. Go to https://wiki.openmrs.org/plugins/servlet/mobile#content/view/92833399. I am on mobile so that is a mobile version. You can just Google OpenMRS User Interface modules and you’ll see the link for desktop version.


Hi and welcome @cneth! Can you tell us about what you are hoping to do with OpenMRS? If you are a developer, it’s worth reading this page.


Thank you for your quick reply. Yes, I’m a developer

I just want to setup EMR system using OpenMRS. Upto now the platform is running. No I’m trying to put UI-module. Still I cannot find proper guideline on putting 2.4 UI-Module

Can you help me with this.

Thank you

thank you for your quick reply.

If you want to set up something that looks similar to demo.openmrs.org, then you will need to set up the Reference Application. The easiest way to do that is to download the standalone edition from here.

Since you already have the platform running, you can also just download the Reference Application modules and data here. You’ll need to copy the modules to APPLICATION_DATA_DIRECTORY/modules.

If you want to set up a development environment for the RefApp, you need to read this page (in addition to this one and probably this one).

EDIT: Looks like this might also be a good resource.

Hello Pascal,

Thank you for your detailed explanation. I have gone through the wiki. But i still cannot add UI-Module to OpenMRS core. I Downloaded reference application then Build it. and copied it to module folders. but still it says

"OpenMRS Platform 2.1.0-SNAPSHOT.0 Running! "

Can you help me with it?

Thank you

What is the exact folder where you pasted the modules?

Doesn’t appear to me like you’re actually running the ref application because we don’t have any released version of it that runs on 2.1.0-SNAPSHOT, are you testing the reference application or the platform? You can download what exactly you need here, I think the reference application is what you’re looking for

Hello Everyone, I am new to the community. I have read openmrs-developers-guide and have successfully installed openMRS 2.1.0-SNAPSHOT on my system by manual installation method and have included legacyui-1.1-SNAPSHOT module also…but I need guidance regarding what to do next. How to start contributing ??

Welcome to the community @tilhari95 ! :smile: Did you get a chance to look at this? https://wiki.openmrs.org/display/docs/Getting+Started+as+a+Developer Am also assuming that you saw this: https://wiki.openmrs.org/display/docs/OpenMRS+SDK


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Thanks @dkayiwa !!! I will definitely try this out.

Hi I am facing following issue while creating a module. java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.openmrs.module.web.extension.AdministrationSectionExt.

I am using openmrs-core 2.1.0 SNAPSHOT version and my module is on 1.8.x version, I used Module Maven Archetype to create my module… Looks like new version is not using certain package, when I changed the openmrs version of my module to 2.0.0, the import of the above package was not found in my code also. My module is getting uploaded successfully but is not shown in administration portal. Need help !


Add the legacyui module dependency as in https://github.com/openmrs/openmrs-module-xforms/blob/master/omod/pom.xml#L82 Of course do not also forget to add the aware of clause as at https://github.com/openmrs/openmrs-module-xforms/blob/master/omod/src/main/resources/config.xml#L28

Thanks, It worked out. It looks like making a module aware of some other module, like one depends on another. Is it how its working?

Did you get a chance to look at this? https://wiki.openmrs.org/display/docs/Module+Config+File

Thanks senior, it provided me a good understanding.I will also have a look on other related wikis.