Plug-ins identify the collections to which their content belongs. By default, the collection name corresponds to the OpenSearch query role for the collection. Multiple plug-ins can belong to a single collection.
The Catalog API defines the following top-level APP collections by default. They correspond to the system plug-ins.
feeds - Cataloged Feeds
widget - Cataloged Widgets
pages - Cataloged Pages
spaces - Cataloged Spaces
widgettemplates - Cataloged Widget Templates
all - All
These collections can be subdivided into sub-collections as listed in the description of the Search API
Each of these collections is organized into Atom categories that identify important constituents of the collection. A category is represented by the Atom <category>
element that is a child of the Atom <entry>
element. They are defined by the plugin.xml (<name>
element) for a plug-in, as described below under Plug-in API. The categories in the Cataloged Feeds collection identify the feed types. They are:
cognos - Cognos® report
csv - CSV file
dataObjects - Data objectss from models
domino - Domino® server
ecm - Content Manager Server (ECM)
excel - Microsoft® Excel workbook
feed - Registered Atom or RSS feed
iis - IBM® Information Server
ims - IMS™ transaction
ldap - LDAP directory
mashup - Data mashup
mcs - managed collections
msaccess - Microsoft Access data file
optim - Optim™ archive
pureXML® - DB2® XML columns (pureXML)
sap - SAP application functions
sql - Enterprise databases
tdi - Tivoli® Directory Integrator
wmq - WebSphere® MQ queue
wsdl - Web services
xml - XML document
The categories in the Cataloged Widgets collection identify the widget types. They are:
iWidget Light Weight Package
The Cataloged pages collection includes one category, the pages category.
The Cataloged spaces includes one category, the spaces category.
The cataloged widget templates collection includes one category, widgetTemplatePkg.
For convenience, there is a collection called all
that is the union of the other collections and may contain members of any of the above categories.
You can also use OpenSearch as a starting point since feeds returned can be used in APP operations.
Parent topic: Catalog API: imc3