Web Experience Factory options missing from Open Perspective or New Project menus in Rational Application Developer 7 and Rational Software Architect 7

Technote (FAQ)


In some cases, after installing WebSphere® Portlet Factory version 6.0.1, the Portlet Factory menu options no longer appear on the Open Perspective menu or New Project menu in Rational® Application Developer 7 or Rational Software Architect 7.


This is related to a known issue with registering feature sets in Rational Application Developer 7 and Rational Software Architect 7. For additional details, refer to the following URL:



Register the feature set using the Configuration Manager, as described below:

1. Select Help -> Software Updates.

2. Right-click the Manager Configuration option.

3. Select Add -> Extension location and point to the Portlet Factory install location. (The default location is C:\Program Files\IBM\Web Experience Factory\WPFDesigner\eclipse).

4. Restart your IDE.

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IBM Web Experience Factory

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7.0, 7.0.1, 8.0, 8.5,

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