IBM Content Manager OnDemand Web Enablement Kit Java APIs: The Basics and Beyond

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 30 December 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431761
ISBN-13: 9780738431765
IBM Form #: SG24-7646-00
(314 pages)

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Authors: Wei-Dong Zhu, Mark Mikeal, Hassan (Al) A. Shazly, Elliott Wade, Sebastian Welter


IBM® Content Manager OnDemand is the industry leading report management product. It provides enterprise report management and electronic statement presentment. It is high-performance middleware for automatic management of formatted computer output and reports. Content Manager OnDemand helps companies gain significant return on investment by transforming costly high-volume print output to electronic information capture and presentation in support of customer service. Content Manager OnDemand includes the OnDemand Web Enablement Kit (ODWEK) with which companies can build their own Web applications for interfacing with Content Manager OnDemand. Many companies have used ODWEK, and the usage continues to grow significantly as companies integrate Content Manager OnDemand into their enterprise Web and portal solutions.

In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we provide an overview of the ODWEK version 8.4 Java™ APIs and explain the commonly used APIs for application development. In addition, we examine the capabilities and usage of the APIs through use cases, best practices, hints and tips, and code snippets. We also explain connection pooling, folder searching, document retrieval, document storing and updating, memory and performance, and troubleshooting in terms of application development.

The ODWEK Java APIs can be incorporated into any Java-based application, including stand-alone applications, portlets, servlets and Web services. We illustrate the APIs by using servlet-based code to encourage an integrated understanding of the topics.

This book is intended for application developers who are responsible for developing Web applications that interface with Content Manager OnDemand. It also serves as a good reference guide for developers and system administrators to fine-tune and troubleshoot Content Manager OnDemand Web applications.

Table of contents

Part 1. Programming with the ODWEK Java APIs
Chapter 1. ODWEK Java API overview
Chapter 2. ODWEK Java API classes
Chapter 3. ODWEK Java API examples
Chapter 4. Internet use case

Part 2. Best practices, hints, and tips
Chapter 5. Introduction to best practices, hints, and tips
Chapter 6. Connection pooling and connection handling
Chapter 7. Globalization
Chapter 8. Folder searching
Chapter 9. Document retrieval
Chapter 10. Applets, plug-ins, and transforms
Chapter 11. Document storing and updating
Chapter 12. Memory and performance
Chapter 13. Troubleshooting

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