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DDP021

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Folder Description
« on: January 28, 2016, 09:39:45 AM »
We are looking to see if the Folder Description field can be added when doing a lookup of folders..Most times the folder name means nothing to users but actual description would be beneficial....Found on IBM's site that you can update the ARSWWW.INI File and under DEFAULT BROWSER can add the following parameter...We done that but doesn't seem to work...Maybe an issue with what Webi version we are running, (IBM Web Interface for Content Management Version 1.0.4.500 - 201-SEP27).  Or maybe something else needs to be done in order for change to take effect..any ideas/suggestions?

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FOLDERDESC=1         (Set to '1' if you want the folder description
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Alessandro Perucchi

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Re: Folder Description
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 10:56:55 AM »
Well you are mixing 2 things here  :o

WEBi (which has been replaced by ICN) is using the JAVA Api from ODWEK.
The Java API from ODWEK are not using ARSWWW.INI at all.

ARSWWW.INI ist ONLY used by the ARSWWW.CGI component of ODWEK. Therefore any changes in the arswww.ini will not be seen by WEBi/ICN/...

Probably with the newest version of CMOD coming at the end of this year (if everything is going as planned), then the servlet/arswww.cgi/arswww.ini will be removed forever. since they are deprecated since a few years now.

If you want to have the folder descriptions, then you can migrate to ICN, because ICN per default displays the folder name and show also the folder description.
There are tons of new things with ICN, but this one is one of them.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Folder Description
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 11:02:54 AM »
Thanks Alessandro for all the info...It was extremely useful and explains why the changes didn't work...There was talk from our system group who does the upgrades of going to ICN but nothing concrete...I know our user community would appreciate seeing the descriptions.... Especially looking to see if anything new was added for their particular application.. Again, thanks for the info!!!!

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