1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 10, 2009 11:24 AM by Vanghelle Vincent

    How do I create instances of external portlets?

    Abby Fichtner Newbie

      How can I create instances of portlets that have been defined outside of my portal's war?

      Specifically, I want to create instances of NewsPortlet (which comes automatically installed with JBoss Portal) and PortletBridge (which has been installed to JBoss's deploy directory through it's own .war). I'm using JBoss Portal 2.6.2.

      When I try defining them in my portlet-instances.xml, I get errors on deployment because JBoss tries to find them underneath of my application (my application's name is "ehealth", which you can see it's appending here).

      portlet-instances.xml (in my ehealth.war file):

      <?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
      <!DOCTYPE deployments PUBLIC
       "-//JBoss Portal//DTD Portlet Instances 2.6//EN"
       "http://www.jboss.org/portal/dtd/portlet-instances_2_6.dtd">
      <deployments>
      
       <!-- Create News Portlet instance to load Yahoo News -->
       <deployment>
       <instance>
       <instance-id>YahooNewsPortletInstance</instance-id>
       <portlet-ref>NewsPortlet</portlet-ref>
       </instance>
       <preferences>
       <preference>
       <name>RxxXml</name>
       <value>http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories</value>
       </preference>
       </preferences>
       </deployment>
      
       <!-- Create Google PortletBridge instance to load Google -->
       <deployment>
       <instance>
       <instance-id>GooglePortletBridgeInstance</instance-id>
       <portlet-ref>org.portletbridge.portlet.PortletBridgePortlet</portlet-ref>
       </instance>
       <preferences>
       <preference>
       <name>initUrl</name>
       <value>http://www.google.com</value>
       </preference>
       </preferences>
       </deployment>
      </deployments>


      Deployment Errors
      It can't create either instance because it can't find the portlet under ehealth.* (again, ehealth is my portal's application name):

      WARN [PortletAppDeployment] Failed to create instance YahooNewsPortletInstance of portlet ehealth.NewsPortlet because portlet ehealth.NewsPortlet is not available

      WARN [PortletAppDeployment] Failed to create instance GooglePortletBridgeInstance of portlet ehealth.org.portletbridge.portlet.PortletBridgePortlet because portlet ehealth.org.portletbridge.portlet.PortletBridgePortlet is not available


      Is there a way to tell it to look for the portlet outside of my portal? (or to just stop appending my application's name onto the front of it?)

      Thanks!
      Abby