Ephox Webradar is a tool which gives some analytic and reports about WCM data. It internally uses the WCM API. This tool when integrated with WCM can provide information such as the list of expired content, the content authored by a specific user, the content whose publish date, expiry date not set, content which doesn't have an author, etc. You can create customized dashboard and monitor the reports which you are interested at. You can also perform a batch edit/ multiple edits based on the content fetched and update all of them in one shot. It is also possible to schedule a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, time based report and users can subscribe to it. So that the report is sent to your email. Also, you can generate a graph as a bar chart, pie chart, etc . In short, this tool is excellent for an administrator or a support person who is monitoring and maintaining the application.
Perform the following steps to install webradar in Standalone server :
1. Download webradar from Lotus greenhouse catalog :
You can find other downloads in IBM Digital experience developer: https://developer.ibm.com/digexp/downloads/
2. Unzip the zip file and read the Readme file.
3. I used IBM DB2 as the database. Steps for creating database for webradar can be found in
It also supports other databases like Oracle, Sql server, etc.
3. While editing webradar-application.properties file, copy the database values from /opt/IBM/WebSphere/wp_profile/ConfigEngine/properties/wkplc_dbdomain.properties file.
4. Install webradar.
5. Restart Portal Server.
After login to Portal, you will find WebRadar under Content - WebRadar.
Webradar is a web application that is deployed in WAS. It runs in the same J2EE container as WCM. It connects to IBM WCM repository to fetch data and store the meta-data cache in its own repository (this is the one we create during installation). The front end which you see in the figure above is a portlet.
Webradar uses IBM PUMA API for security. There are 3 sets of user authorization in Webradar:
1. User who has the ability to run reports.
2. Editor who has the ability to run reports and modify meta-data (muti edit option in webradar).
3. Administrator who has full control.
WebRadar can generate a report based on the following Meta Data Fields :
Additional Viewer, Author, Authoring Template, Category, Content Name, Creation Date, Current Approver, Description, Expiry Date, General Date 1, General Date 2, History Log, Keyword, Last Modified Date, Last Modifier, Modified By, Modified On, Owner, Project Name, Project State, Publication Date, Site Area, Title, Workflow, Workflow Stage, Workflow State.
The reporting, dashboard data is fetched from the Meta-data cache repository and hence it has no impact on WCM performance.
WebRadar can perform multiple edits based on the following Meta Data Fields :
Additional Viewer, Author, Category, Current Approver, Description, Expiry Date, General Date 1, General Date 2, Keyword, Owner, Publication Date, Site Area, Title, Workflow.
The Multi-edit function operates directly with WCM repository, hence it does impact WCM performance. Also, the initial creation of the meta-data cache repository does have performance implications on WCM as it is reading from the WCM repository.
If you want to learn Webradar in detail, please refer : http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/portalwiki.nsf/dx/WebRadar_-_WCM_extension_by_Ephox