Using the Direct Portal Link Builder
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The Direct Portal Link builder is used to enable direct parameterized portal URLs in a WEF project. The ability for a user to click a link that then navigates to a portal page with contextual information is a common request from organizations. Take for example the following link to an order at the Acme Widget comp
This capability is enabled by adding the Direct Portal Link builder to a model
and then defining a variable which will hold the contextual information - in this case the invoice ID
This functionality is not available in WebSphere Portal without adding custom software. The builder not only provides that functionality, it makes it very easy to use with Web Experience Factory.
This builder is not part of WEF, but can be downloaded from www.dsixe.com. The builder help is accessible here.