Creating the component facade

Creating a component facade consists of running the Design Pattern Toolkit and then customizing the template code that is generated. The EJB service module is created with shell commands that return empty BODs.


  1. Create an HCL Commerce service module.
  2. Open the MyServiceModule-Server project.
  3. Implement the shell commands in the com. mycompany.commerce. myservicemodule.facade.server.commands package. For example, implement Verb This is the simplest approach to implementing a component facade -- use the shell command to parse your XML and execute any existing HCL Commerce or custom commands containing business logic you wish to reuse.
  4. Optional: Alternatively, you can use the Message mapper to flatten the XML messages into name-value pairs appropriate to your HCL Commerce commands. If you do so, you will use the command registry table to select the correct command implementation, based on the inbound XPath expression in the BOD. For an example of how the member subsystem maps XML messages to command name-value pairs, see the Member component message mapper.
  5. Register your new commands. When you do so, if you are using the message mapper, you need to associate the XPath search expression key with your new custom fetch command implementation by using an SQL statement. For example:
    and Price[@currency=]) 
    and (Price>= and Price[@currency=])]]]]',
    1. The interface name contains the name of the command concatenated with the XPath.
    2. For implementations that do not use the Message mapper, including HCL Commerce member subsystem customization, you need to update the CMDREG entry for the existing default fetch command. Also, no XPath details are included in the SQL statement.