Predefining the default store address and alias within the Management Center

A developer can predefine a store address and a store alias as options in the Management Center Store Preview dialog. This way, a business user does not have to know the address or the name of the store.


  1. Open WebSphere Commerce Developer and switch to the Enterprise Explorer view.
  2. Expand LOBTools > WebContent > xml and locate the StorePreviewAliases.xml file.
  3. Within the StorePreviewAliases.xml file, add the URL for the store address and the short name alias for the store.
    For example:
    <storeAlias name="Example Alias">

What to do next

After you complete your work:
  1. Test your changes by viewing them in the Management Center, using this URL: https://hostname:8000/lobtools.
  2. Deploy your changes to your production environment.