HCL Commerce Developer

Installing HCL Commerce Developer by using the IBM Installation Manager

You can install HCL Commerce Developer by using the graphical installation program.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that the machine on which you are installing HCL Commerce Developer meets all prerequisites. For more information, see Setup prerequisites for HCL Commerce Developer
  • Installing or updating the product to a later version is a processor and memory intensive operation. Your machine can become unresponsive for extended periods of time, during which you may observe applyUpdate.bat consuming large amounts of system resources.
    Note: Allow sufficient time for the install or update process to complete as the applyUpdate.bat progress indicator can remain at 99% for up to two hours on less powerful machines.
  • Stop any applications that are running on your machine.
  • Disable any Web server that is on your machine.
  • Ensure that you are logged on as a user with Administrator privileges.
  • Download and extract HCL Commerce Developer.
    1. Login to HCL License and Delivery portal.
    2. Download the eAssembly for the latest version of HCL Commerce Developer. For more information on the latest available package for HCL Commerce Version 9, see HCL Commerce releases.


  1. Open IBM Installation Manager.
  2. Add the HCL Commerce Developer repository locations:
    1. On the Start page of IBM Installation Manager, click File > Preferences, and then click Repositories.
      The Repositories page opens and displays any available repositories, their locations, and whether they are connected.
    2. On the Repositories page, click Add Repository.
    3. Click Browse and navigate to the location of your extracted release package.
    4. Select the repository.config file, and then click OK.
      The new repository location is listed.
    5. If you also have an Update Package to install, add the Update Package repository.
    6. Click Test Connections to ensure that all connections are available.
  3. From the Start page, click Install. The IBM Installation Manager searches its defined repositories for available packages.
  4. Select the HCL Commerce Developer Version 9.0.0.x package and then click Next.
  5. View the license panel carefully. Select I accept the terms in the license agreements, and then click Next.
  6. Choose an installation directory or use the default directory, C:\WCDE_V9.
    Note: Do not specify a directory that includes whitespace, periods ("."), or dollar signs ("$").
  7. Select the languages that you want to install. The default is English. After you select you languages, click Next.
  8. Select the 9.0.0 feature and the HCL Commerce toolkit feature, and then click Next.
  9. Select the HCL Commerce Developer edition to install; Enterprise or Professional.
    Note: Install the edition of HCL Commerce Developer that matches your edition of HCL Commerce.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Confirm all information and click Install.
  12. After the installation completes, a Summary page is displayed. In the success message, a link to the IBM Installation Manager log is provided. Click Finish.
  13. Check that the WCDE_installdir/bin/setenv.bat sets the RAD_HOME environment variable to RAD_installdir correctly.
    If the variable is set correctly, then the installation was able to properly detect Rational Application Developer on your system.
    Note: You might notice java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to aquire PluginConverter service during generation errors in the setupPlugins.log file. You can safely ignore these errors.

What to do next

Set your workspace to use a Db2 , or Oracle database. For more information, see Preparing an IBM Db2 database for use with HCL Commerce or Preparing an Oracle database.