Running a successful project with the InfoSphere Master Data Management Workbench has now been published as developerWorks!
This article, which was previously available in a preview draft on the MDM Developers group as MDM Workbench Project Best Practices & Performance Tuning Guide, captures real world experiences taken from successful
projects that have been executed using the MDM Workbench. By utilizing
the experiences taken from using the MDM Workbench on a number of
different projects this article aims to recommend best practices and to
identify common pitfalls when using the tools and how to avoid them.
Take a look to find out about all the components available in the workbench, how structure and run your projects, along with tips to get the most out of the workbench in a team environment.
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I've been asked a lot recently if it is possible to retrieve the users locale from within the command bean framework of the User Interface Generator. The fact that I have been asked a lot means we have done a poor job of documenting it, and is something we will improve in the future. The good news is the locale is easy to retrieve.
When we talk about locale we are talking about the language settings as specified in the web browser of the user. This value can be retrieved in the command bean framework using the following code.
This is just one example of retrieving the properties available to the command bean framework. A list of all the properties available in the context can be retrieved by looping through all of the results returned by a call to getUserAttributeNames().
Iterator iter = getContext().getUserAttributeNames();
The context contains attributes stored in three different scopes, request, task and user. Calls to getRequestAttributeNames(), getTaskAttributeNames() or getUserAttributeNames() can allow a command bean implementer to interrogate the context and make use of a number of the properties available to them
The MDM Workbench will be shown at a number of sessions during the Information on Demand Conference 2010 in Las Vegas later this year. Hands on Lab sessions allow you to get to grips with the technology and run through a series of exercises allowing you to really get a feel of how to build our your MDM or MIH solution.
Hands on lab session details are as follows:
1632 Building a Master Information Hub Using the IBM InfoSphere MIH Workbench (Focusing on the Ui Generator)
The Master Information Hub (MIH) Workbench is the development tool both for IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management (MDM) Server and InfoSphere MIH. In this hands-on lab, you learn about the common design decisions you need to make when creating a master information solution. You also learn how to use the MIH Workbench to model and generate a new MIH and user interface.
1733 Accelerating Master Data Management Time to Deployment with IBM InfoSphere Discovery and other IBM Tools
One of the biggest challenges in deploying a Master Data Management (MDM) solution is preparing and integrating your existing information environment with your new MDM solution. IBM offers the fastest on-ramp to MDM (as much as ten times faster than alternatives) with tools that automate the understanding of existing data. These tools move and transform data from existing sources to the MDM hub and integrate the hub with downstream applications. These tools also help an environment to monitor and manage the complex data flows from sources to the hub to the applications that consume the hub data. In this hands-on lab, you work with the core and unique capabilities that IBM provides to accelerate time to deployment for MDM implementations.
1584 Customizing the IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server
In this lab, you learn how to customize the behavior of the IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management (MDM) Server for better integration with existing applications.
1585 New in IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server v9
In this lab, you build a new data domain and its user interface by using the IBM InfoSphere Master Information Hub (MIH) Workbench. The MIH Workbench was introduced in IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management (MDM) Server v9.
A separate 1 hour technical talk will also be run. Details for that session are as follows:
1313 Rapidly Constructing Role-Based UIs with IBM User Interface Generator
The IBM User Interface Generator, a component of IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Workbench, facilitates rapid construction of role-based user interfaces (UIs) from a UML user model. In this session, we will demonstrate how the User Interface Generator can bring value to your MDM projects and will also highlight some of the new features in the latest release. The session will then be dedicated to demonstrating how rapidly UIs can be constructed using this technology by building a role-based UI from a blank canvas and using the tools provided by the User Interface Generator. The features of the generated UI will then be explained along with additional options available for customizing it to meet the needs of your organization.
Be sure to take advantage of these technical sessions to understand how to take advantage of the MDM Workbench.
See you there!