Enabling grid view for library files

Use ccmMediaView flag to enable grid view in Connections Content Manager libraries and linked libraries.


  1. Log in to the server where IBM® Connections is hosted.
  2. Check out LotusConnections-config.xml. The file is stored by default in the following directory: Navigate to LotusConnections-config.xml.
    • AIX®:/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile_name/config/cells/cell_name/LotusConnections-config
    • Linux: /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile_name/config/cells/cell_name/LotusConnections-config
    • Windows: C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\profile_name\config\cells\cell_name\LotusConnections-config
  3. Enable grid view by setting genericProperty name="ccmMediaView" to enabled.


    <genericProperty name="ccmMediaView">enabled</genericProperty>


Thumbnail images are displayed in grid view in Library and Linked Library apps. However, in some instances thumbnail images do not appear for linked libraries. If a linked library is pointed to an external ECM server that is not configured with Connections in LotusConnections-config.xml, then users do not see thumbnail images.