About this task
You can use the dump_photos_to_files
assembly-line commands to populate the profiles database with photo files. These commands are useful when you are moving the profiles database, allowing you to save the photos from the existing database on disk, repopulate the new database from the LDAP, and then load the photo files back into the new database.
To populate a new profiles database with photos, complete the following steps.
- Use the dump_photos_to_files.bat or dump_photos_to_files.sh command to read the existing photos from the profiles database and store them on disk:
The following table shows the properties that are used by this command, and their default values. These properties can be found in the profiles_tdi.properties
|dump_photos_directory||The directory where the extracted files are stored. The default value is /dump_photos.|
|dump_photos_file||The list of people whose photos were collected. The default value is collect_photos.in.|
|load_photos_simple_file||The list of people whose photos were collected. The default value is collect_photos.in. If you want to load only a subset of files from a location, edit this file.|
When dumping multiple photo files, there must be a period separator between each entry. If the separator is omitted, an error is generated when you use the load command to import the files into the profiles database.
- To populate the new database with the photo files that you saved in the previous step, use the load_photos_from_files.bat or load_photos_from_files.sh command to read the files from disk and populate the Profiles database with them:
- The table in step 1 shows the properties that relate to this command.
- Although in IBM Connections 2.0, the Profiles application can crop the photo uploaded by a user, the photo size limit in the underlying database is 15 KB. When Profiles is used with IBM Tivoli Access Manager enabled, the Tivoli Access Manager can only load files conforming to this size limit.
Here is an example of an entry from the collect_photos.in
The characters following uid:
correspond to the PROF_UID in the profiles database.
Note the required period separator between each entry.
Parent topic: Adding supplemental content to Profiles
Using the PhotoConnector