IBM Connections Portlets contains a number of Summary and Details portlets for various services in IBM Connections. Using the Details portlets, user can interact with IBM Connections service to create, update, and delete social data on Connections within the context of IBM WebSpere Portal without switching to Connections. In addition to these Details portlets, there are Summary portlets for profiles, blogs, bookmarks and forums. These Summary portlets are read-only portlets with list views.
All Summary and Details portlets are community-aware which means when these portlets are put into a community mapped page, these portlets are capable of rendering only data relevant to the community.
Clicking on an item in Summary portlets, it takes user to the corresponding Details portlet or IBM Connections as applicable, using Portal piece of content (POC) approach. POC framework allows navigation between the portal pages and shares information between portlets using
Shared Public and Private Render Parameters.
The following figure shows a list of recent blog posts. You can see the summary of the blog post and also the entire blog detail.
Configuring navigation from Summary to Details portlet
All Summary portlets can be configured to show the selected item in Details portlet or in IBM Connections through portlet Configure
By selecting the option Display link to open IBM Connections in a browser window
, it allows user to navigate to IBM Connections web UI instead of navigating to corresponding Details portlet.
There are other customization options in the Edit shared settings
mode in every Summary portlet, to modify the behavior of portlet.
Profiles Summary portlet when put in non-community page, it enables user search as follows:
While clicking on action links, user can navigate to the Profiles details either in Details portlet or in Connections web UI depending on the portlet configuration.
When Profiles Summary portlet is put in a community page, it will list all the members of that community.