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How to setup yiic on WAMP (XP/Vista)
This page assumes that you have installed
[Wampserver](http://www.wampserver.com/en/ "Download wampserver") on
your MS Windows computer. 

Start with downloading [Yii](http://www.yiiframework.com/download/
"Download Yii") and deploy the framework in your webroot/vhost

Open the Environment Variables window by going to: `Start -> My Computer
(right click!) -> Advanced Tab -> Environment Variables -> Click Path
in System variables -> Edit`.

In Windows 7, press the Win key and type "env". You should see a
control panel section with a shortcut to "Edit the system environment
variables". Select it and then click on "Environment

Click on the variable called PATH and click "Edit...". Do not delete
the paths already there! Separate each path with semicolons.

Now you have to add the following PATHs in Windows:
"`C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.2.8`" and "`C:\wamp\www\framework`".
The former path should lead where your <i>php.exe</i> resides, and
the latter where your <i>yiic.bat</i> resides.

After entering the paths, type `cmd` in your startmenus searchfield, and go to
the webroot. You may have to restart the computer if this does not work for you
so that Windows can register the new variables.

`yiic webapp mywebsite`

Will generate a Yii skeleton for your web application inside the directory
"mywebsite" in your WAMP webroot folder.
One reason that you should stand in your WAMP webroot when giving the yiic
commands is that you don't have to specify where you want the web application

## Accessing yiic for the local web applicaton

After you have created your webapp you want to use the yiic command shell to
generate model classes and using the CRUD functionality.

For this you should go to "`C:\wamp\www\mywebsite\protected`".
The reason you should stand here is that you want to use the local
<i>yiic</i> command for the application. This is necessary if you
want to create models and CRUD using the database schema as a template. The yiic
command will use the configuration of the web application!

`yiic shell ..\index.php`

This command will start the local yiic shell that gives you access to the CRUD
commands and even the commands that you build into your webapp.

Don't forget to configure your [database
"Configure database settings") in `protected\config\console.php`.

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  • Written by: krillzip
  • Updated by: Yang He
  • Category: Tutorials
  • Yii Version: 1.1
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  • Created on: Feb 5, 2009
  • Last updated: Jun 29, 2012