This document illustrates the different ways of creating a blank composite application within CAE and also in Websphere Portal server. It is the starting point for creating a composite app and does not describe the process of assembling the actual application.
You can create two types of composite applications, those that are deployed on a domino server and those that are deployed on a portal server. You can also store your domino applications locally.
The utilities for creating composite applications are the Composite Application Editor (rich client interface) and also the Websphere Portal Server Administration facility which is used only for creating composite applications deployed to a portal server.
Creating a new NSF application locally or on Domino
From the File menu in Lotus Notes, choose Application->New Dvla contact number
In the server field, choose Local if you wish to keep the application on your local hard drive, or else type the name of your Domino server.
From the template list, choose "Blank Composite Application".
Click OK. This will create your application and open it for you. You will see the following:
You are now ready to start working with your application. From the Actions menu, choose "Edit Application" to start working with it.
The Composite Application Editor
Opening an application in Expeditor or Notes and clicking on Actions->Edit Application brings you into the Composite Application Editor (CAE).
CAE is an optional feature included with the Notes install. It must be selected when installing Notes in order to use it.
CAE will be bundled with Expeditor 6.2. To install it on Expeditor 6.1.x, you can obtain it from the sandbox: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/sandbox.nsf/ByDate/ae63acecb47d79f685257367005d5c84?OpenDocument?
Help on using CAE can be found by going to "Help -> Help Contents", then choosing Composite Application Editor from the list of topics in the left pane.
Clicking on the gripper on the right hand side brings up a palette of components for you to drag and drop onto your new application.
You can add extra components to the palette by right-clicking on a blank area of the palette and selecting from the "Add Components" menu.
Creating a new application on a Websphere Portal server
For this task, you may use either the Portal server web interface or the rich client interface that is included with Lotus Expeditor and Lotus Notes 8.x
Using the web interface
To create a new application using the web interface, go to the url: http://://portal . This will typically look like http://myserver:1038/wps/portal if you are accessing the portal server directly or simply http://myserver/wps/portal if you are accessing the portal server through a web server. Your portal server administrator can provide you with the URL if there is confusion.
On the Portal server welcome page, click on the "Templates" link.
From the Templates page, click on the Applications tab.
From the template list, choose "Portal blank template", give the template a name and click here.
Your basic application is created and you can now start to assemble components and pages.
Using the client interface
You will need to run the SCI installer bundled with your copy of Expeditor or Notes against your Websphere portal server for this to work.
Follow the install instructions and you may have to restart the portal server.
Connecting to the portal server: Ensure you have entered the portal server address in the server field in the Home Portal Account tab. The format is http://servername/contextroot , usually http://servername/wps . You also need to provide a username and password. Any users you are using need to have permissions set so they can access the portal application catalog and the portal template catalog. Administrators will have this access but you need to set it manually for non-admin users.
In either Expeditor or Notes, click on the "Open" menu and click on the "Portal Applications" link. Click on "New".
From the list of templates choose "Portal Blank Template".
This will create your application. Double click on its name in the catalog to view it.