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My top 15 hidden features in Commerce Fix Packs (FP9 and previous)

For the CSE blog fans who read my post there, I’d like to add the complete map with all hidden features available on FixPack 9 The original XMind map can be downloaded here with all links available. I hope you

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How to choose which fixes to install between fixpacks releases?

Normally IBM makes available two or three fixpacks for year for Websphere Commerce. To be aware there is an important fix to install before next FP release, let’s check this infocenter page [Additional fix pack APAR fixes available from Support]

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Calling CICS without a CTG using the resource adapter

Using the CICS resource adapter distributed with CICS Transaction Gateway is possible to connect directly to CICS Transaction Server. This is true from the CTG 7.1 version using the IPIC connection to a CICS TS 3.2. An IBM white paper

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Trace just one jsp at L3 on production using ITCAM for WAS

Starting from FP 5, ITCAM for WAS 6.1 allows to activate L3 method trace for a specific http request. Suppose you have a production issue and sometimes one or more JSP takes a long time to execute. It’s quite difficult

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XAException with Portal 6.1 and Oracle 10.2

The Oracle configuration on Portal Infocenter is not complete. If the portal startup has errors with a code like this “XAER_RMERR”,  it means that some grant is missing in the Oracle database configuration. This technote will save your day: just

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Monitoring a web application without a monitoring infrastructure

If your company is not using a monitoring product but as WAS administrator you have to tune the application server behaviour (in a simple way), IBM Support Assistant can help you a lot with one of his tools. Following the

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Caching WCM local rendering portlets on public web sites

The WCM local rendering portlet standard behavior is poor when the WCM content is directly published without activating the WCM cache. There are many cache options using WCM (look at this webcast) but if you have a public web site

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