Deploying a Lotus Workforce Management portlet is the last step in creating self-service accelerator portlets. This demonstration shows you how to deploy a Lotus Workforce Management portlet to IBM WebSphere Portal.
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Deploying a Lotus Workforce Management portlet is the third, and last, step in working with the Lotus Workforce Management 6.1 feature set. Deploying a portlet involves building a Web Archive (WAR) file in the IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory development environment and deploying and installing the WAR in IBM WebSphere Portal.
A Web Archive (WAR) file is a package that contains the portlet application. The WAR file holds all the models that contain the builder calls you created during the portlet development phase.
When you select Build Portlet WAR
, your portlet is automatically deployed to WebSphere Portal. When you select Build Portlet WAR for production deployment
, your portlet is built on your local drive. You can then either manually deploy the WAR to WebSphere Portal or provide the WAR to your site administrator.
After you log in to WebSphere Portal, locate the WAR file to verify that you deployed it successfully.
Now that the WAR is deployed to WebSphere Portal, you need to install the portlet on a portal page. In this demonstration, you create a portal page called Address
and install the portlet on this page.
Enter a title for the portal page and specify any other properties, such as a unique name to help you easily identify the page. After clicking OK, you can see the Address
page is added to Home
The next step is to install the portlet on the Address
page. After you complete the steps to install the portlet, a blue informational message displays at the top of the Edit Layout
page when the portlet is added successfully.
Now that you have added a page and installed the portlet, navigate to the Home
page and take a look at the finished portlet.
Because you added the Address
page to Home
, employees can view the portal page as a tab in Home
after logging in. The finished portlet displays on the portal page.
The fields that you specified during design time display as columns in the portlet. The personnel numbers in the first column are highlighted. This highlight occurs because you set the personnel number as the link to the details page during design time.
Using this portlet employees can click their personnel number to view their address details as they are recorded in your company's SAP system. Employees can click Edit
to modify their personal information to record any changes.
For example, in this demonstration the example user, D. Naro, has moved from Memphis, TN to New York, NY. D. Naro can update his address information by changing the street address, city name, ZIP code, and state records. After clicking Submit
, D. Naro's information is updated directly in the SAP system.