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Publishing the Aurora starter store

The Aurora.sar file is a store archive that contains the Aurora starter store. The archive contains the organization structure, predefined user roles, and access control policies necessary to create a consumer direct environment.

The storefront includes Web 2.0 capabilities with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) and Dojo technologies to create a feature-rich working store. Use the Publish wizard in the Administration Console to publish this store archive.
Note: There are no enhancement store archive (.sar) files for the Aurora starter store. To obtain the latest Aurora store features for a specific feature pack, republish the Aurora.sar file after you install the feature pack and enable starter store enhancements.

Before you begin

Ensure that you completed the following tasks:


  1. Open the Administration Console, selecting the Site option.
  2. From the Store Archives menu, select Publish. The Store Archives page lists the store archives available for publish. By default, the page displaying composite store archives displays.
  3. From the View list, select Consumer direct.
  4. Select Aurora.sar.
  5. Click Next. The Parameters page displays.
  6. Enter the publish wizard parameters for the store archive.
    Store directory
    The name of the directory that you want to contain the storefront assets (such as JSP files and images).
    The default value is Aurora.
    Store identifier
    The name that uniquely identifies the published store.
    The default value is Aurora.
    Sample data
    The data assets that you want published to your store.
    The default value is Housewares.
    Inventory Model
    The choice of inventory model to be used in the store: ATP (available to promise), Non-ATP, No inventory, or DOM inventory.
    The default value is ATP.
  7. Click Next. The Summary page displays, listing the store archive and parameters that are selected, and the location to which the store archive is published.
  8. After reviewing the summary information, click Finish. A confirmation dialog displays, telling you the number of the publishing job. Note the job number for future reference.
  9. To check the publishing status, click Refresh.
  10. When the Publish Status column displays Successful, select the corresponding job number and click Details.
  11. Set up WebSphere Commerce search and build the search index.
    1. Enable the search index:
      • SolarisLinuxWindowsAIXSet up search index.
      • WebSphere Commerce Developer(Optional) If workspaces is enabled, run the setupSearchIndex utility with the following parameters specified:
        • dbauser
        • dbauserpwd
        • createAll
      For more information, see Setting up the WebSphere Commerce search index structure for a specific master catalog locally
    2. Preprocess the search index data
      WebSphere Commerce DeveloperNote: Complete this step if workspaces is enabled.
    3. Build the WebSphere Commerce search index.
      WebSphere Commerce DeveloperNote: Complete this step if workspaces is enabled.
  12. Restart the WebSphere Commerce Server.

    WebSphere Commerce DeveloperRestart the WebSphere Commerce Test Server to ensure the search index is built correctly.

  13. Launch the published store in a browser.
    1. In the Administration Console, select Store Archives > Publish Status.
    2. Select your store archive and click Details.
    3. Click Launch Store.
    Note: If your published store does not display the category navigation in the storefront, you must rebuild the search index. For more information, see Troubleshooting: Storefront categories do not display after you publish a store archive.
  14. When you have finished viewing the store, bookmark the site, and close the browser.