Feature Pack 8: The Madisons store is deprecated. Most features demonstrated in the Madisons store are available in the Aurora store.

Displaying additional stores

A selection of Store Archive (SAR) files is not available for use by default. These SAR files can be made available for use.

About this task

You can publish SAR files that are not available to the Publish wizard or publishstore utility by default. The following SAR files can be made available for use:
  • Madisons.sar
  • Madisons-FEP.sar
  • Madisons-enhancements.sar
  • SocialCommerce.sar
  • MadisonsStorefrontAssetStore.sar
  • MadisonsStorefrontAssetStore-FEP.sar
  • MadisonsMobile.sar
  • Feature Pack 6 or laterMadisonsMobileEnhancements.sar
  • Feature Pack 6 or laterMadisonsTablet.sar


  1. Create the following directory structure:
    • WC_installdir/instances/instance_name/sar
    • WebSphere Commerce DeveloperWCDE_installdir/conf/sar
      Note: The conf directory does not exist by default. You must create this directory in the installation directory for the WebSphere Commerce development environment before you create the sar directory.
  2. Go to the following directory:
    • WC_installdir/instances/instance_name/starterstores
    • WebSphere Commerce DeveloperWCDE_installdir/starterstores
    Navigate through the subdirectories to locate the SAR file that you want to publish:
    Subdirectory SAR Files
    ConsumerDirect Madisons.sar


    ExtendedSites MadisonsStoreFrontAssetStore.sar


    SocialCommerce SocialCommerce.sar
    AddOnFeatures MadisonsEnhancements.sar




  3. Copy the SAR file that you want into the directory you created in step 1.
  4. The file is now available for publishing in the Administration Console.
    1. Open Administration Console.
    2. From the Store Archives menu, select Publish. The Store Archives page displays listing the store archives available for publish. By default, the page displaying composite store archives displays.
    3. From the View list, select the type of composite store archive you want to publish:
    4. Click Next. The Parameters page displays. Depending on the store archive you selected, different parameters display. For more information, see Publish wizard parameters by store archive.
    5. Click Next. The Summary page displays, listing the store archive and parameters selected, and the location to which the store archive is published.
    6. After reviewing the summary information, click Finish. A confirmation dialog displays with the number of the publishing job. Note the job number for future reference.
    7. Optional: When you have finished viewing the store, bookmark the site, and close the browser.