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

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Question

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.

Cause

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:

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=166852.


Answer

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.

Document information

More support for: IBM Web Experience Factory

Software version: 7.0, 7.0.1, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.0.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: Designer

Reference #: 1257218

Modified date: 2010-02-16