Configuring the Data Extract utility environment settings

You must create an environment configuration file that specifies your environment settings so that the Data Extract utility can extract data objects from your WebSphere Commerce database.

Procedure

  1. Go to the following directory, which contains the sample configuration files for extracting data:
    • AIXLinuxWC_installdir/samples/DataExtract
    • WindowsWC_installdir\samples\DataExtract
    • WebSphere Commerce DeveloperWCDE_installdir\samples\DataExtract
  2. Create a backup of the wc-dataextract-env.xml environment configuration files in the directory for the object that you want to extract. The sample environment configuration file is configured for a default IBM WebSphere Commerce Developer environment that uses an Apache Derby database. If your environment settings are different, you must change the configured values in these files to match your environment.
  3. Open the environment configuration file (wc-dataextract-env.xml) for editing and configure the settings for your environment.
  4. Change the values of the business context attributes inside the <_config:BusinessContext> element to match your store settings:
    storeIdentifier
    The identifying name of the store that owns the object data, for example, Aurora.
    langId
    The language ID for the language of the data, for example, -1 for English.
  5. Change the values of the database configuration attributes inside the <_config:Database> element to match your database settings:
    • Apache Derby<_config:Database type="derby" name="..\..\db\mall" />
    • DB2<_config:Database type="db2" name="database name" user="user" password="encrypted password" server="server" port="50000" schema="schema name" />
    • Oracle<_config:Database type="Oracle" name="database name" user="user" password="encrypted password" port="1521" schema="schema name" driverType="thin" />
    • For IBM i OS operating system<_config:Database type="os400" name="database name" user="user" password="encrypted password" server="server" remoteDB="true" driverType="toolbox" />
    Where:
    type
    • Apache Derbyderby
    • DB2db2
    • Oracleoracle
    • For IBM i OS operating systemos400
    name
    The name of the database
    user
    The database user ID.
    • OracleIf you are using an Oracle database, the user you specify should be identical to the schema. If you specify an invalid schema in the settings, the user is used as the database schema if the user is different and valid. The utility displays a warning, which explains that a change occurred and then the utility continues to run.
    • DB2If you use DB2 and you specify an invalid schema, an error message displays. This message indicates that a valid schema is required before the utility runs.
    password
    The database password is necessary to connect to the database. For security purposes, the password is always encrypted. If the password field is empty, you are prompted to enter the password on the command line when you run the utility.
    server
    The name of the server the database is on. The server name can be the IP address or the fully qualified DNS name of the server the database is on.
    port
    The port to connect to the database.
    remoteDB
    Indicates whether the database is remote.
    • For IBM i OS operating systemIf your system uses DB2 for IBM i with a remote iSeries database, set the value for this parameter to be "true".
    driverType
    Optional: The database driver type.

    OracleThe default value for the driverType is thin. Another possible option for the driverType is oci8, which is the oracle thick driver.

    DB2The supported values for the driverType are 2 and 4.

    For IBM i OS operating systemWebSphere Commerce DeveloperIf you are configuring your development environment to use DB2 for IBM i, set the value for this parameter to be "toolbox".

    schema
    The name of the database schema.
  6. OracleDB2 Encrypt the password of the database user:
    1. Open the command-line interface and go to the following directory:
      • WC_installdir/bin
      • WebSphere Commerce DeveloperWCDE_installdir\bin
    2. Enter the following command:
      • AIXLinux./wcs_encrypt.sh db_password
      • WebSphere Commerce DeveloperWindowswcs_encrypt.bat db_password
      Where db_password is the password for the database user.
    3. Use the encrypted password next to ASCII encrypted string as the value for the password attribute inside the <_config:Database> element.
  7. Save and close the configuration file.

What to do next

  1. Configure the business object configuration file.
  2. Configure the data extract order.
  3. Run the Data Extract utility command.