You can specify values for builder inputs in multiple ways.
For example, you can use the input select box or text input control. Specifying values using these controls is straightforward. The IBM® WebSphere® Portlet Factory Designer also uses several types of chooser controls for specifying input values for you to select resources.
The following dialogs display selectable elements as a tree from which you can choose. For example, the Choose File
dialog displays a list of files or directories that contain files. Use these dialogs to navigate to the appropriate resource.
Lets you select a method or page as the action to execute for an input. The Select Action dialog in the action list builder also allows you to select special actions.Data Page Field Chooser
Lets you select the form elements whose fields will be formatted, such as fields provided by a date/time formatter builder.Choose File
Lets you select a file, for example in selecting a page to be imported in an Imported Page builder call. The following options are available in the dialog window.
Add file to project
You can add to the project a file anywhere in the file system and select the destination in the project.Make copy and reference file
Lets you copy and reference a file that is listed in the window. A dialog lets you pick the destination of copied file and then updates the reference to this file in the window. This feature makes it easier to modify files supplied with the project and maintain the changes across software updates.
Lets you select a model, for example in selecting a model to be imported in an Imported Model builder call.Choose Reference
Lets you select a variety of input values. The sections in the rest of this page provide instructions on how to use this dialog.Profile Input
Lets you select a profile.Choose Variable or Schema
Lets you select a schema.Choose Class
Lets you select a fully qualified Java class name. This chooser displays classes from jars in /WEB-INF/lib that are not created by IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory, and from jars and directories contained in the directories specified in the bowstreet.dynamic.class.load.path property.Choose Variable Type
Lets you select a variable type (String, XML, Object, Boolean, Double, Float, Integer, Short, or Long) as a value for the variable builder.
Parent topic: About using the Choose Reference dialog
About data referencing techniques