Using a local version of the WebSphere Commerce Information Center

You can download help contents to your computer so that you can work while disconnected from the Internet. By default, WebSphere Commerce information center accesses the product documentation on the ibm.com Web site. You can access the Web-based help for the product only when you are connected to the Internet. When you are disconnected, you have access to a limited number of help topics that are installed with the WebSphere Commerce.

Procedure

After you download the information center content that you need, it is available when you work while disconnected. You can update the content when changes are available.
  • WebSphere Commerce DeveloperUpdate help in WebSphere Commerce Developer.
    1. Open WebSphere Commerce Developer.
    2. Click Help > Software Updates
    3. Click the Available software tab; then click the Add Site button.
    4. On the Add Site window, add the appropriate site:
      • Feature Pack 5WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.6ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/websphere/commerce/70/7006/Toolkit/
      • Feature Pack 6WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.7ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/websphere/commerce/70/7007/Toolkit
      • WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.8Feature Pack 7ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/websphere/commerce/70/7008/Toolkit
      • Feature Pack 8WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.9ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/websphere/commerce/70/7009/Toolkit
      The Available sites list refreshes.
    5. In the Name field, expand the entry; then check WebSphere Commerce Information Center Update and click Install.
    6. Follow the steps on the Install wizard.
      A local version of the WebSphere Commerce documentation is installed.
    Note: You might have issues running IBM Installation Manager after performing this step. See IBM Installation Manager? technote #1415770 for more information, and for future reference.
  • SolarisLinuxWindowsAIXUpdate help in WebSphere Commerce:
    1. Download the latest version of the information center from this site:
      • Feature Pack 5WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.6ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/websphere/commerce/70/7005/
      • Feature Pack 6WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.7ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/websphere/commerce/70/7007/
      • WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.8Feature Pack 7ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/websphere/commerce/70/7008/
      • Feature Pack 8WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0.0.9ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/websphere/commerce/70/7009/
    2. Navigate to the following directory: WC_installdir/bin
    3. Stop the help system by running the stopHelp script.
    4. Extract the ZIP file to the WC_installdir/CommerceHelpSystem/eclipse/plugins directory.
    5. Delete subdirectories in the WC_installdir/CommerceHelpSystem/eclipse/configuration directory. Do not delete the config.ini. file.
    6. Restart the help system: WC_installdir/bin/startHelp.