Apache DerbyDB2

Tutorial: Using the getData JTSL tag to display data from a custom service

In this tutorial you will be modifying the storefront to display a new Recipes section.
In the Creating the Project BOD service module tutorial, you implemented the server-side modifications needed to support a Recipes noun. This tutorial is the next step, modifying the storefront to reflect the changes, so that visitors can view recipe information from the store home page.

Learning objectives

After completing this tutorial, you should be familiar with the following concepts:

  • Expression builders
After completing this tutorial, you should be able to perform with the following tasks:
  • Create a get-data-config file to process service requests.
  • Create and register new storefront JavaServer Pages (JSP) files.
  • Modify existing JSP files to interact with the new JSP files.
  • Retrieve and display custom data using the getData tag.
  • Extend the store properties file to include new definitions.

Time required

Expect this tutorial to take two hours to complete. The tutorial will take longer if you explore concepts related to this tutorial.

Skill level

This tutorial is intended for advanced WebSphere Commerce developers who are customizing the storefront of their WebSphere Commerce store.

System requirements

Before beginning this tutorial ensure that you have completed the following tasks: