Overview of Portlet Definitions

PPM portlets include:

  • Builder Portlets. These are portlets created with the Portlet Definition wizard and Data Source Workbench. Builder portlets consist of a standard portlet definition (XML file) and a portlet data source (SQL query).

    Micro Focus supplies several builder portlets as part of PPM. You can create your own custom builder portlets using the Portlet Definition wizard and Data Source Workbench.

  • Java Portlets. These portlets are written in Java and imported into PPM using the Portlet Definition wizard. Java portlets consist of a Java portlet definition (XML file) and the Java code.

  • WSRP Portlets. These portlets are defined by a producer Web service and imported into PPM using the Portlet Definition wizard. WSRP portlets have a WSRP portlet definition (XML file) that references the URL of the WSRP portlet. That is, WSRP portlet definitions are a proxy to a remote portlet definition maintained by the producer and accessible through a Web service.

These PPM portlets rely on the following types of portlet definitions:

  • Micro Focus-supplied portlet definitions. These portlet definitions are provided by Micro Focus as part of a PPM application.

  • Micro Focus-imported portlet definitions. These portlet definitions are imported by Micro Focus as part of a PPM application.

  • Standard portlet definitions. These portlet definitions are created using the Portlet Definition wizard (see Creating New Portlet Definitions).

  • Java portlet definitions. These portlet definitions are imported using the Import Portlet Definition wizard (see Importing Java Portlet Definitions), maintained using the Portlet Definition wizard (see Creating New Portlet Definitions), and include portlet definitions such as RSS Reader and URL.

  • WSRP portlet definitions. These portlet definitions are imported using the Import Portlet Definition wizard (see Importing WSRP Portlet Definitions) and maintained using the Portlet Definition wizard (see Creating New Portlet Definitions).

Micro Focus-Supplied Portlet Definitions

PPM applications, such as Portfolio Management and Demand Management, may include their own portlet definitions.

These Micro Focus-supplied portlet definitions:

  • Cannot be deleted

  • Cannot have their displays or preferences changed in any way

  • Can be modified by:

    • Copying portlet definitions

    • Changing user and administrator access

    • Changing user help (for builder portlets only)

Micro Focus-Imported Portlet Definitions

PPM applications may include their own imported Java or WSRP portlet definitions.

These Micro Focus-imported portlet definitions:

  • Cannot be deleted

  • Can be modified by:

    • Changing user and administrator access

    • Changing general information

Imported Java and WSRP Portlet Definitions

Any Java portlet definitions or WSRP portlet definitions that you have imported using the Import Portlet Definition wizard:

  • Can be deleted

  • Can be modified by:

    • Configuring user and administrator access

    • Changing general information

Standard Portlet Definitions

Any standard portlet definitions that you have created using the Create Portlet Definition wizard:

  • Can be deleted

  • Can have any of their settings changed

Note: These portlet definitions are sometimes termed "builder portlet definitions" since they are built using the Create Portlet Definition wizard.