Before you build your extensions you need to setup a developer environment.
Do the following to setup the developer environment:
Note: Should have Support Administrator user profile in desk portal
Node and its Use
After installing node.js, verify its version using the following command in the command prompt:
v18.15.0 //version of node
Install the ZET CLI
ZET CLI is a Zoho Extension Toolkit (ZET) Command Line Interface (CLI) tool, which helps you to build, test, and package the extensions for Zoho products.
To install the ZET CLI, run the following commands:
For Mac/Unix system
1. sudo npm install -g zoho-extension-toolkit
2. password -> provide the machine password
For Microsoft Windows system
npm install -g zoho-extension-toolkit
Note:-g command ensures that the installation is global. With a global installation, you can call commands and work on your extensions and CLI from anywhere within your machine.
Note: "npm install -g zoho-extension-toolkit" is also used to update the ZET version to latest.
After installing ZET CLI, verify its version using the following command in the command prompt
1.0.3 // version of ZET CLI
To know about all the commands supported, run the command: ZET or ZET --help
Now, you have setup your development environment successfully and you are ready to build extensions.