A good way to get acquainted with Content Integrator is by
means of the sample applications that come packaged with the product.
Exploring Sample Applications in the Composer
Content Integrator comes with a diverse set of sample applications
that appear as a list in the initial Composer Objects window when you start
the Composer. You can learn a lot about Content Integrator by exploring
the sample applications and the various components that make up each application.
The screenshot below shows an example Composer Objects
window, with several sample applications listed. (The actual objects that
appear in your Composer may vary, depending on which Content Integrator
components you purchased and installed.)
By default, the sample applications are installed in the
\EXAMPLES subdirectory within the Content Integrator program group (or
folder). If the samples do not appear in the Composer Objects window, you
may need to adjust the Composer's system catalog setting. See "Configuring
the System Catalog and Log Files" for details.
You can adjust the view of the Composer objects you see
using the menu options View | Expand All (or View
) and clicking on the "+" or "-"
icons to expand or collapse the list of object types, categories, and individual
objects shown in the Composer's main window:
In most cases, the name of the sample application indicates the data sources
that it synchronizes.
You can use the property sheets associated with the sample
applications as models for developing your own Content Integrator applications.
You can also run the sample applications to see how they
work — assuming your computer is running all the software (such as database
clients) required to connect with those data sources.
Note: All names of persons and companies included in the
Content Integrator sample applications are fictitious, and any resemblance
to actual people or companies is coincidental.
Learning to Use Content Integrator
The Content Integrator Developer's Guide describes the
Content Integrator development process in detail, using portions of the
sample applications to do so. (See "Content Integrator Document Set"
for more information.)
You can approach the process of learning Content Integrator
in two ways:
- You can begin by reading the Content Integrator Developer's
Guide and examining the sample programs as you follow along in the book.
- You can also open up a sample program now and browse its
property sheets, using the Developer's Guide when needed to enhance your
to the Lotus Quickr Content Integrator Installation and Configuration Guide