Registering commands

When the WebSphere Commerce instance is created commands are loaded into the database by the language-independent bootstrap file. If you create or customize multiple new commands or JSP files for your store, you may want to register them using an XML file, which you can then load into the database using the loading utilities, or as part of a store archive that can be published using the Publish wizard.

About this task

To create an XML file to register the new commands and JSP files for your store:


  1. Create an XML file that follows the wcs.dtd. The DTD files are located in the following directory:
    • WC_installdir/schema/xml
    • WebSphere Commerce Developer WCDE_installdir/schema/xml
  2. Controller commands must be registered in the Struts configuration files.
  3. To register a new controller command, or a new task command, in the CMDREG table, create an entry in the XML file for each new or customized controller or task commands, using the following example of a task command as your guide:


Enhancing confidentiality

When WebSphere Commerce receives a URL request, the Web controller retrieves the interface name for the requested controller command and uses it to look up the implementation class name from the CMDREG table. It also determines if HTTPS (secured) protocol is required for the URL request by checking the HTTPS attribute in the URL configuration.

Any command which displays sensitive information should have the HTTPS value set to a value of "1" (one) in the Struts configuration files. For example, an OrderProcessView view containing details of a customer order should only be transmitted over HTTPS protocol, and therefore the OrderProcessView entry in the Struts configuration file has a value of "1" (one) in the HTTPS attribute.