This tutorial assumes that you will be using the Rational® Application Developer (RAD), or one of its kin, but you are free to use whatever you like to edit and deploy the portal application. Nothing in this exercise is tool specific. You will also need to have WebSphere Portal v5.x or higher installed, and an available database, which we assume to be DB2® of course.
For all of these pieces to come together, you will need to import the application code into a RAD portal project and create at least one data source in WebSphere. The following steps will help you get started.
See Appendix A for the process of setting up a sample database and data source for use in this tutorial. You can use any available data source once everything is configured.