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IBM Content Navigator 2.0.2 - Plug-ins and External Data Services (F122G)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Duration: 2 Days

This course provides training on customizing and extending the IBM Content Navigator features. You learn how to develop plug-ins and implement External Data Services. You also learn how to create a custom workflow step processor. You use the student guide and an IBM Content Navigator system to complete the learning.

Who Should Attend

  • Developers who are responsible for

  • Customizing and extending the IBM Content Navigator features by developing plug-ins

  • Anyone who needs to know the capabilities of IBM Content Navigator.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Intermediate level expertise in the following technologies:

  • Java

  • JavaScript

  • JSON

  • HyperText Markup Language (HTML 5)

  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3)

  • Dojo (version 1.8.4)

  • Experience with Eclipse IDE for developing applications.

  • Familiarity with deploying applications in WebSphere Application Server.

  • Familiarity with Content and Business Process Management (workflow) concepts

  • Experience with IBM Content Navigator or the following recommended Courses:

  • F205 - Introduction to IBM Content Navigator 2.0

  • F121 - IBM Content Navigator 2.0.2 Administration

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Implement External Data Services (EDS)

  • Prefill an initial value for a data field

  • Implement property field validation

  • Create dependent Choice Lists with sample EDS

  • Change the field status dynamically for a property

  • Develop custom plug-ins to do the following tasks:

  • Implement custom Response Filters

  • Add a custom Property Editor

  • Add a custom Feature

  • Add a custom Action

  • Create a Custom Workflow Step Processor

  • Develop and configure a custom step processor

  • Add external data services to step processor

  • Add an action to the custom step processor

  • Use Content Navigator widgets in other applications

  • Integrate Content Navigator with URL API

Course Content

  • Implement External Data Services (EDS)
  • Request and response filters implemented in the sample EDS
  • External Data Services and EDS REST protocol
  • Create choice lists with External Data Service
  • Appendix: Steps to import the sample EDS into Eclipse

  • Develop Plug-ins
  • IBM Content Navigator development architecture
  • Develop applications with IBM Content Navigator
  • Setting up the development environment for plug-ins
  • IBM Content Navigator Plug-ins
  • IBM Content Navigator plug-in extensions
  • Request and response filters
  • ContentList and Document information areas
  • Custom Property Editors
  • Add feature to IBM Content Navigator interface
  • Creating Client-side plug-in extensions
  • Develop a plug-in to add a menu action

  • Create a Custom Workflow Step Processor
  • Workflows in IBM Content Navigator
  • IBM Content Navigator step processors
  • Custom step processors
  • Add an Action to the Custom Step Processor (to use embedded viewer)
  • Use Content Navigator widgets in other applications
  • Externalize IBM Content Navigator widgets
  • Unbound integration
  • Externalize with URL API and Deep linking
  • Externalize with a custom Feature
  • Externalize with a custom Layout
  • Bound integration

  • Appendix
  • Start and Stop System Components
  • Debugging and troubleshooting
  • Develop ECM Widgets solutions in IBM Content Navigator
  • Additional Information and links

Course ID: F122G

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