Creating cooperative portlets

Cooperative portlets are portlets that are capable of interacting with other portlets of the same kind by sharing information. One or more cooperative portlets can automatically react to changes from a source portlet triggered by an action in the source portlet. Portlets that are targets of the event can react, where users are not required to make repetitive changes or actions in the other portlets. This provides coordinated and consistent behavior between the portlets and enhances the overall user experience.

For more information, see Cooperative portlets.

Creating cooperative portlets consists of three main steps.
  1. Defining a source portlet
  2. Defining a target portlet
  3. Wiring the source and target portlets

For more information on how to use WebSphere Commerce Developer to program with cooperative portlets, see the Developing cooperative portlets topic.