Using and Adjusting the Portal

Requirements for Running the Portal

For an overview of entries in the web.xml file of your Web project, required to run the Infinity Process Platform Portal or provided to customize the portal, refer to chapter Web Application Deployment Descriptor in the Rapid Application Development guide. Web Application Deployment Descriptor in the Rapid Application Development guide. The required entries are provided by default in the Rapid Application Development environment.

Refreshing the Portal Content

Please note that using the Browser refresh for refreshing the Portal is not recommended as this could lead to data loss. The Portal sections for views, perspectives or launch panels provide individual refresh options which can be invoked by clicking the Refresh Refresh Icon icon in the according tool bar.

Modifying and Extending the Portal Content

You can use the Portal Framework provided with the Infinity Process Platform Portal to modify and extend the content of the portal and add your own application components. Please refer to the chapter Extending the Infinity Portal Components of the Programming Guide Extending the Infinity Portal Components of the Programming Guide for detailed information.

Internationalization

You have the option to internationalize the following text elements in the Infinity Process Platform Portal:

Refer to chapter Internationalization of the Operation Guide in the Developer Handbook Internationalization of the Operation Guide in the Developer Handbook for details on how to internationalize your Infinity Process Platform Portal.

Viewing Portal Error Messages

Infinity Process Platform Portal error messages are displayed along with error code, which can be useful for developers. You find a list of provided error code and the according messages in chapter List of Error Codes of the Infinity Process Platform Documentation - Developer Guide. List of Error Codes of the Developer Handbook.

Error Code
Figure: Displayed error code in an error message.

The footer in the Portal provides you with information on copyright, company name and product version number. In case you like to customize the displayed footer, you can use a custom skin. Refer to section Portal Footer of chapter Creating and Using Custom Skins for according options and how to specify these.

Customizing Examples for Perspectives, Views and Launch Panels

Refer to our Stardust Knowledge Base for examples on how to customize perspectives, views and launch panels in the Portal: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Stardust/Knowledge_Base/Customization/Portal.