Enabling FrameworkFolders in WebCenter

Previously, Oracle WebCenter Portal only supported Folders_g, but in release 11.1.1.8.3, new installations of Oracle WebCenter Portal can be integrated with FrameworkFolders. It is recommended that you enable the FrameworkFolders component for better performance and to be able to use new Content Server features. If you have an Oracle WebCenter Portal instance patched from an earlier release, you must continue to use Folders_g.

According documentation, FrameworkFolders component can be enabled only for the installations that meet the following criteria:

  • You must have a new Oracle WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8.0 installation. Oracle WebCenter Portal must not have been patched from a previous release, that is, it should be a completely fresh instance.
  • You must have a new installation of Oracle WebCenter Content 11.1.1.8.0, with the FrameworkFolders component enabled. Oracle WebCenter Content must not have been patched from a previous release, that is, it should be a completely fresh instance.
  • Content Server should never have been configured to run with the Folders_g component. You must not enable FrameworkFolders if Folders_g was previously enabled.

To enable FrameworkFolders in Oracle WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8.0 do the following:

Visit http://support.oracle.com and download 4 patchs: 18088049, 18085041, 18387955 and 18712656. The patch 18085041 has been superseded, this way, you will need to download the patch 18633874 or 19824874. I will use the patch 19824874 because it is the most recent replacement for patch 18085041.

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Unzip all patch archives and open a command window.
Add the OPatch path to PATH environment variable.

set PATH=%PATH%;<WEBCENTER_HOME>/oracle_common/OPatch

Patch 18088049

Set the ORACLE_HOME environment variable to Oracle_ECM1.

set ORACLE_HOME=<WEBCENTER_HOME>/Oracle_ECM1

Navigate to 18088049 folder and execute:

opatch apply

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Patch 18712656

The patch 19824874 have a prerequisite, so before we proceed with this bundle patch, we must first apply patch 18712656 to /oracle_common.

Set the ORACLE_HOME environment variable to oracle_common.

set ORACLE_HOME=<WEBCENTER_HOME>/oracle_common

Navigate to 18712656\oui folder and execute:

opatch apply

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Patch 19824874

Navigate to 19824874 folder and execute:

opatch apply

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Set the ORACLE_HOME environment variable to Oracle_WC1.

set ORACLE_HOME=<WEBCENTER_HOME>/Oracle_WC1

Apply patch 19824874 again.

opatch apply

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Patch 18387955

Set the ORACLE_HOME environment variable to Oracle_ECM1.

set ORACLE_HOME=<WEBCENTER_HOME>/Oracle_ECM1

Navigate to 18387955 folder and execute:

opatch apply

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Enable FrameworkFolders

If you don’t have a WebCenter Content domain, create it!
After you created your domain, start your WebCenter Content Server and go to WebCenter Content (http://<HOST>:<PORT>/cs).
Expand Administration and Admin Server nodes and click on Component Manager.
Go to Folders section, select FrameworkFolders option and click on Update button.

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Your server must be restarted.
After server restart, go to Enterprise Manager of WebCenter Portal Server and create new WebCenter Content connection.

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Your server must be restarted.
After server restart, go to WebCenter Portal and create a new file.

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Success!

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Waslley Souza

Author: Waslley Souza

Consultor Oracle com foco em tecnologias Oracle Fusion Middleware e SOA. Certificado Oracle WebCenter Portal, Oracle ADF e Java.

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