IBM Workplace Forms: Guide to Building and Integrating a Sample Workplace Forms Application

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 12 July 2006, updated 19 July 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738495603
ISBN-13: 9780738495606
IBM Form #: SG24-7279-00
(356 pages)

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Authors: John Bergland, Bernd Beilke, Cayce Marston, Kioko Mwosa, George Poirier, Andreas A. Richter, Deanna Drschiwiski, Yves Bollanga


This IBM Redbooks publication describes the features and functionality of Workplace Forms and each of its component products. After introducing the products and providing an overview of features and functionality, we discuss the underlying product architecture and address the concept of integration.

To help potential users, architects, and developers better understand how to develop and implement a forms application, we introduce a specific scenario based on a “Sales Quotation Approval” application. Using this base scenario as a foundation, we describe in detail how to build an application that captures data in a form, then applies specific business logic and workflow to gain approval for a specific product sales quotation.

Throughout the scenario, we build upon the complexity of the application and introduce increasing integration points with other data systems. Ultimately, we demonstrate how an IBM Workplace Forms application can integrate with WebSphere Portal, IBM DB2 Content Manager, and Lotus Domino.

Note: The code used for building this sample scenario application is available for download. For specific information about how to download the sample code, please refer to Appendix A. Additional material”.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Workplace Forms
Chapter 2. Features and Functionality
Chapter 3. Integrating Workplace Forms
Chapter 4. Building the base scenario - Stage 1
Chapter 5. Building the base scenario - Stage 2
Chapter 6. Integrating with Portal
Chapter 7. Zero Footprint with WebForm Server
Chapter 8. Integration with IBM DB2 Content Manager
Chapter 9. Domino Integration
Appendix A. Additional material (How to download sample code)

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