Benefits of Using WebFOCUS Open Portal Services

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SharePoint and WebFOCUS, A Perfect Pair
Carlotta Cunningham
Senior Technical Specialist
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WebFOCUS and Shareport- Agenda
 Overview
 What is OPS?
 Benefits of OPS
 SharePoint and WebFOCUS Open Portal Services Integration
 Portal & WebFOCUS certification
 WebParts (WebFOCUS Components)
 WebParts Installation & Configuration
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Overview
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WebFOCUS Open Portal Services Overview
 Portals need to access information to be valuable
 A large portion of needed information is locked in
databases and applications
 Most portals lack BI capabilities
 Reporting and analysis are not core technologies
 They rely on applications and tools to create the
content they display
 Portals concentrate and deliver fully formatted content,
they do not crunch data or format reports
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WebFOCUS Open Portal Services Overview
Open Portal Services enables you to extend WebFOCUS
business intelligence capabilities to end users within an
existing EIP framework.
Users can:
 Personalize the way they view, store, and retrieve
business intelligence content for optimum job efficiency.
 Decide what content to include in each content window
and how that content is displayed and organized.
 Combine graphics and reports in the same portal page.
 Employ analytic tools for all types of reporting and query,
including ad hoc and OLAP.
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WebFOCUS Open Portal Services Overview
 Benefits of Using WebFOCUS Open Portal Services
WebFOCUS Open Portal Services offer many benefits to the
users within the enterprise by:
 Providing immediate access to critical enterprise-wide data.
 Incorporating comprehensive reporting and analysis capabilities within
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the portal and enhancing the user experience by delivering relevant,
real-time information.
Enabling users to display, locate, share, visualize, and analyze
business intelligence information based on their roles within the
enterprise.
Supporting internal and external security for delivering timely and
accurate business reports to authorized users.
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WebFOCUS Open Portal Services
Single Signon Support
 Support for secure signon integration with supported thirdparty portal products
 Initiates a trusted Managed Reporting signon on behalf of the
Portal User using its user ID to avoid the subsequent
Managed Reporting logon prompt.
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WebFOCUS Open Portal Services Overview
 WebFOCUS Open Portal Services provides a set of
WebFOCUS components that allow WebFOCUS to integrate
quickly into EIPs.
 To achieve portability and reusability these components may
be in any of the following formats:
 ASP
 JSP
 JAVA
 JavaScript
 HTML/XML
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SharePoint and WebFOCUS Open Portal
Services Integration
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SharePoint and WebFOCUS Open Portal Services
Integration
 Product Certification
 WebFOCUS 7.7 is the latest Production Release
 SharePoint 2007
 SharePoint 2007 integrated with WebFOCUS 7.7
Open Portal Services can run on different machines
as long as there is connectivity to the machine
where the WebFOCUS client is installed on.
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WebFOCUS Open Portal Services WebParts
 Domain WebPart
 Report WebPart
 Defer Status WebPart
 QuickLinks WebPart
 Favorites WebPart
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WebParts Installation & Configuration
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Installation prerequisites:
 WebFOCUS 76x or above. In our case it’s 7.7.
 WebFOCUS 76x or above Reporting Server.
 TOMCAT 5.5.x or up.
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Configuration steps:
 By default SharePoint runs on port 80. Here is the default
screen:
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Preparing the WebParts for deployment: Step 1
1.
I have copied the WOAS_Cab.cab file into your C:\ibi\WebFOCUS77\worp\components\webparts2 directory on
the WebFOCUS client. From the drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server
extensions\12\BIN\ directory I have copied stsadm.exe into this directory as well.
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Preparing the webParts for deployment: Step 2
2. From the dos prompt, cd into the above directory on your machine and execute the
following command:
stsadm -o addwppack -filename WOAS_Cab.CAB -force -globalinstall
after this command is executed you should see the following
output:
Operation completed successfully
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Deploying webParts to SharePoint
1. Create a site by clicking on “Create new ... sites…”
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Deploying webParts to SharePoint
2. Click create, the following page should be displayed:
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Deploying webParts to SharePoint
3. Click on site actions and choose edit page to add webParts.
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Deploying webParts to SharePoint
4. Click on the box where you would like your webPart displayed
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Deploying webParts to SharePoint
5. Click on advanced web part gallery and options
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Deploying webParts to SharePoint
6. The Add webParts box should appear on the right side of the page.
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Deploying webParts to SharePoint
7. Click on the arrow next to the browse button in the add webparts box and
choose import.
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Deploying webParts to SharePoint
8. Browse to the webparts2 folder under ../ibi/WebFOCUS/worp/components
directory and choose the domain webpart to import and click on upload.
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Deploying webParts to SharePoint
9. Drag the webpart you just uploaded into the box on the left and click on
edit/modify shared webPart.
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Deploying webParts to SharePoint
10. Scroll down on the box on the right expand the content area, and choose the check box called
isolated webpart , Update the url to add the port :8080 and click apply.
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Tip
 Be sure that the id you logged onto Sharepoint exists in MRE
otherwise you will get a login failed message above instead.
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Customizing WebParts:
Parameters for Portlets for WebParts
All WebParts share the following parameters:
view
This parameter is used by the content URL to identify the WebFOCUS
component you are accessing.
height
title
The height of the frame in pixels. The default height is 350 pixels.
The formal name of the WebFOCUS component, for example, WebFOCUS
Domain. This is the value that appears in the title bar for the component.
contextpath
Specify the following context path:
/ibi_apps
expiration-path
The amount of time that the content of a WebFOCUS component is
retained in cache before it is cleared. By default, cache expiration is not
enabled.
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Configurable parameters by webPart
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WebFOCUS Deferred Status and Favorites do not have
additional parameters that can be configured.
WebFOCUS Domain has:
multidomain
WebFOCUS Report has:
showrefresh, userrunonly, usescrollbars, showtimestamp, gn,
colNum, scale and refresh
WebFOCUS Quicklinks has:
showrefresh, lbdisplay, rcdisplay, pvdisplay, gvautolaunch, servername, mvdisplay and
gvdisplay
These parameters are added to the .dwp file on the “link” directive (for example: The Domain
WebPart’s “link” directive is:
<Link
xmlns="WOAS_ContentViewer">http://localhost/ibi_apps/components/woas/governor/WOAS
_view.jsp?SID=_LogonUser_&amp;view=domain</Link>
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Editing the “link” directive
For the Domain WebPart the “link” directive would be
changed from
<Link
xmlns="WOAS_ContentViewer">http://localhost/ibi_apps/components/woa
s/governor/WOAS_view.jsp?SID=_LogonUser_&amp;view=domain</Link>
to
<Link
xmlns="WOAS_ContentViewer">http://localhost/ibi_apps/components/woa
s/governor/WOAS_view.jsp?SID=_LogonUser_&amp;view=domain&amp;
multidomains=yes</Link>
Notice: After creating a new webPart, the stsadm… command has to be reexecuted. You also have to add and &amp before the parameter you are
adding.
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Here’s the custom webPart
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Questions?
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