This version of IBM® WebSphere® Portlet Factory provides many new features.
The following are new builders in this release.
The following model wizards are new in this release.
Data Services UI Service Consumer
Database View and Update
Spreadsheet View and Form
SQL Data Services Provider
The following builders have new names in this release.
Excel Export builder is now Spreadsheet ExportNew builder features
Excel Import builder is now Spreadsheet Import
The following builders support new features.
Button, Client Event Handler, Form Submit Action, HTML Event Action, Link, and Timed Action
In the Post-Action Behavior input, a new option (Smart Refresh) updates part of the user interface without reloading the entire page. Data Page
A new input asks the builder to have the labels inserted as a runtime access to the resource bundle. Dojo Data Grid
A new option lets the grid height be automatically set. Dojo Enable, Dojo Page Element
A new input lets you specify Dojo Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) files to be added to the target page. Dojo Inline Edit
One new input allows more than one field to be in edit mode simultaneously and another new input allows a field to become editable when the user clicks the field text. Also, if multiple edits are not allowed, the builder generates a new client-side event when a user cancels an ongoing edit in the current field and selects another field to edit.Dojo Page Element
A new input lets you associate Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) files with the page. Dojo Progress Indicator
A new input lets the builder derive some of the user interface inputs from the default WebApp theme file. Dojo Rich Text Editor
A new input automatically decodes the content when the form is submitted and the builder is used in a portlet. New inputs let you enable font and color capabilities in the widget. File Upload
A new input controls whether an existing file with the same name is overwritten. Localized Resource
A new input lets the resource variable be updated at runtime rather than during model generation. REST Service Call
The URL input is no longer required. Sort
A new input lets end users see the current sort information by adding displayed sort controls. Other inputs let you specify the images and CSS file to be used. Also, a new input lets you control partial page refresh. Spreadsheet Export, Spreadsheet Import
A new input lets you decide the format of the spreadsheet that you want to work with. SQL Call
A new input lets the builder retrieve automatically generated keys and update counts for INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE SQL statements. If this new input is used, the builder generates two new variables to hold the returned data. SQL Call, SQL Statement
A new input lets you specify the name of the column that contains the automatically generated key to be returned from an INSERT operation. Another input lets you use indirect references in the SQL Statement input. Theme
New inputs let you control the appearance in a model for more builders. Web Service Multiple Operations
New buttons lets you enable and disable all operations in the WSDL document that you fetched. Widget Adapter
You can use a new input to change the default widget template definition file used in a model.
The Tree builder is deprecated in this release.
The following features have been added to WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer.
You can use the Ctrl key and clicking to select multiple objects of the same type in the Design panel. Project creation
Options on a new command (Data Field Settings) on the popup menu let you modify display and validation settings for fields and columns from the Design panel; show or hide a column; and change the sort setting on a column.
A new command (Merge Fields) on the popup menu combines selected fields for display.
A new command (Methods -> Override) on the popup menu facilitates adding special processing to the selected method and replacing the selected method with your changed method.
During project creation, an override.properties file is created. The file enables the smart refresh feature and specifies a default base Rich Data Definition (RDD) file for the project. The Data Field Settings builder can be used to change the base RDD file for a model. Properties view
The standard Eclipse Properties view displays selected builder inputs and their current settings for a generated element selected in the Application Tree or in the Design panel. In the view, you can change display and validation settings for selected columns or fields in the model. WebApp tree
A standard Eclipse tree filter is now available to let you search in the Application Tree. WebSphere Portlet Factory view
This new view displays a default Eclipse browser that lets you access selected pages of the WebSphere Portlet Factory wiki while you are still in the development environment. A drop-down list in the browser lets you select the wiki category page to be displayed.
The WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer installation contains Eclipse Version 3.5.1. Server configurations and Portal APIs
Axis 1 JAR not installed by default
The following server configurations are no longer supported.
IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.0
IBM WebSphere Portal 6.0
The following Portal API is no longer supported.
To obtain the Axis 1 JAR, you must add to your project the Axis 1 Extension feature set (under Integration Extensions in the Feature Info dialog).Dynamic changes to properties files are not automatically recognized
To have property file changes take effect while the WAR is running, you now need to set the bowstreet.properties.enableObserverThreads property to true in the override.properties file and restart the WAR.
Parent topic: Overview of IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer: wpf7