Propagating changes to the WebSphere Commerce configuration file

If you manually change WebSphere Commerce instance properties, you must propagate these changes to ensure your WebSphere Commerce instance runs correctly

About this task

WebSphere Commerce DeveloperChanges made to the WebSphere Commerce configuration file in WebSphere Commerce Developer do not need to be propagated to the WebSphere Commerce EAR file. The development environment does not have the concept of an instance, therefore there is a single instance of the configuration file, wc-server.xml. In a production environment, each instance has its own configuration file, which must be deployed with the WebSphere Commerce enterprise application.

LinuxAIXWindowsFor IBM i OS operating system If you manually change the WebSphere Commerce configuration file, you must propagate your changes to the WebSphere Commerce Server EAR file.


  1. Ensure that the WebSphere Application Server hosting your administrative console is running. In a standalone (WebSphere Application Server) environment, this is server1. In a managed (WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment) environment, this is your deployment manager server.
  2. Issue the following command:
    • LinuxAIXFor IBM i OS operating systemWC_installdir/bin/ -DinstanceName=instance_name UpdateEAR
    • WindowsWC_installdir\bin\config_ant.bat -DinstanceName=instance_name UpdateEAR

    Wait for the message BUILD SUCCESSFUL. This process can take some time to complete.

  3. Stop and start WebSphere Commerce.