Build plug-ins for IBM's OpenAdmin Tool for Informix Dynamic Server
A step-by-step guide to creating your own plug-in modules for OAT
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Date archived: January 12, 2017 | First published: August 14, 2008
This article provides a step-by-step guide to creating plug-ins for IBM's OpenAdmin Tool (OAT) for IBM® Informix® Dynamic Server (IDS). The newest administration tool for IDS has recently gotten even better with the addition of the new Plug-in Manager feature. It is now extremely easy to extend OAT for IDS by creating your own custom plug-ins that add new features and functionality to the existing open source, PHP-based, Web browser administration tool for IDS 11 and IDS 11.5. The Plug-in Manager feature may turn out to be the most powerful of all OAT features, since it provides a platform on which Informix developers can build custom modules and share these as plug-ins with the Informix user community at large. This article aims to be a jump start to this process by guiding readers and would-be plug-in developers through the development and creation of an example plug-in for OAT.
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