Prepare your environment
Prepare the following environments before you start the customization.
You can either apply for a free trial of Kintone on the Kintone website or apply for a free Kintone developer license (you must sign up as a Kintone developer network member to apply for a developer license).
A Web Browser
Kintone is accessed through a web browser.
Use any of the desktop browsers listed on this page for this tutorial.
A Text Editor
You will be writing scripts in your local text editor, and will be uploading them to Kintone for them to run. These are some text editors that we recommend.
Create a Kintone App
Create an App from the Marketplace
First you will need a Kintone App that you can work on, with some data inside.
Follow these steps to add an App to Kintone.
Step 1. Log in to Kintone
If you have a Kintone environment (a free trial, a payed plan or a developer license), you should have a unique Kintone URL that you can access. Log in with your credentials, and click on "kintone".
Step 2. On the portal, click the + icon or on [Create App] to create a new Kintone App
Step 3. Choose the "To do" App and click on "Add this App"
Step 4. Click [Add] when the confirmation dialog appears
The "To do" App should show up on the portal.
Add data to your App
Click the App you just added to access the list view of the App. As there is no data yet in the App, your list will be blank. Add data to your "To do" App by clicking the + icon. A line of data (a record) will be added each time you click Save. Go ahead to add several records to the App.
Run your script
Follow these steps to have scripts run on your App.
Copy the below code into a text editor, and save it with the name "sample_customize.js" (or any name as long as it's saved as a .js file), with utf-8 encoding.
Step 2. Click on the App's cog wheel to open up the App Settings
After uploading the file, click the [Save] button.
Step 5. Click on [Update App] and then on [OK].
Step 6. Check that an alert dialog has appeared.
If an alert dialog has not appeared, and you can see a list of your records, you may have made an error somewhere. Go back to check your code for any open brackets or spelling mistakes.
Did your script run successfully?
If so, you're ready to go to the next tutorial.
The next tutorial will go through how to use Kintone APIs.