Community articleConfiguring WebSphere Application Server to use IBM Forms API
Added by IBM contributorIBM on July 26, 2013
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You can deploy the API to WebSphere® Application Server in one of two ways: automatically during installation, or manually after installation.

Important: Do not manually configure WebSphere Application Server if you chose to automatically deploy the API. You only need to manually configure WebSphere Application Server under one or more of these conditions:

  • you did not choose to automatically deploy the API during installation of the API
  • you are deploying the API in a managed node environment

Notes:
  1. If you are deploying the API in a managed node environment, you must run the installer on each machine that hosts one or more managed nodes, and then manually configure WebSphere Application Server. Do not automatically deploy the API during installation if you are using managed nodes.
  2. If you are using AIX®, Linux™, or Solaris, you must also set the javaPath parameter in the prefs.config file. The javaPath must point to the same JVM that WebSphere Application Server uses.
  3. Make sure that you configure the API before deploying the API to WebSphere Application Server. Specifically, make sure that a PureEdgeAPI.ini file exists.
Several steps are required to manually deploy the API to WebSphere Application Server:
1. Setting the WebSphere Variables
You must create environment variables for use in later configuration steps.

2. Setting the Shared Libraries
After setting the WebSphere variables, you must configure WebSphere Application Server so that it can access the API's shared libraries.

3. Setting the Java Process Definitions
If you are using the Classic API, you must set the Java process definitions. If you are using the Streaming API, you do not need to set the Java process definitions.

4. Setting the server class loader
You must add the location of the API to the WebSphere class loader.
Parent topic: Configuring

Related tasks
Configuring the API on Windows
Configuring the API on AIX, Linux, and Solaris

Related reference
Configuration settings in prefs.config on AIX, Linux, and Solaris