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DonH
DonH
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Pinned topic Websphere Dashboard Foundation and Web Experience Factory

‏2012-06-01T08:52:32Z |
It's not clear in the documentation but can you install Websphere Dashboard Foundation V7.0.1 over Web Experience Factory V8?
The installation process implies that WDF installs WEF as part of its installation process. If that's the case, do I uninstall WEF V8 and then install WDF v7.0.1? If I do that - what version of WEF gets installed with WDF?
Thanks
Updated on 2012-06-03T16:42:14Z at 2012-06-03T16:42:14Z by SystemAdmin
  • ktuttle
    ktuttle
    24 Posts

    Re: Websphere Dashboard Foundation and Web Experience Factory

    ‏2012-06-01T13:11:16Z  
    WebSphere Dashboard Foundation v7.0.1 comes with it's own version of Web Experience Factory 7.0.1, since it comes with it's own version of WEF you cannot install it over WEF 8.
  • DonH
    DonH
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    Re: Websphere Dashboard Foundation and Web Experience Factory

    ‏2012-06-02T07:54:00Z  
    Thanks.

    I'm guessing that a future WDF will be compatible with WEF V8+ ??

    If I install the current WDF, is there a comparison chart of the differences between WPF 7 and WEF 8 anywhere?
    I need to evaluate if it's worth going ahead with WDF or starting to develop with WEF 8 instead and hope that the dashboard features will become available later in my development cycle.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Websphere Dashboard Foundation and Web Experience Factory

    ‏2012-06-03T16:42:14Z  
    Re: a comparison of features between WDF 7.0.1 and WEF 8.0. WDF has addtional functionality over and above WEF. When you install WDF, you essentially get WEF, plus some additional features sets provided by WDF. The only overlap in functionality between the 2 is that they both provide a Charting builder for iLog JViews charting.

    I recommend you have a discussion with your IBM sales/client team about the WDF capabilities that you would like to leverage. Your IBM rep can then provide recommendations for which product is the better match for your requirements.