The Script Application

The Script Application enables script developers to create portlets for HCL Digital Experience Portal with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

Note: Starting with Combined Cumulative Fix 11, the previous name Script Portlet was changed to Script Application.
The Script Application is designed for front-end developers to make porting applications to HCL DX Portal easy. You can import an application that you developed already. The components are saved in Web Content Manager. You can also edit the HTML, JavaScript, and CSS in the Script Application.

The Script Application makes it easy to develop portlets with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, without Java or the JSR 286 portlet specification.

The following key HCL DX Portal and HCL Web Content Manager features are available with the Script Application:

  • Content targeting based on devices or locations.
  • Access to user login information.
  • Adaptive design that uses conditional rendering.
  • Access to shared render parameters, portlet preferences, and live text.
The Script Application has the following advantages:
  • Users have more autonomy and less dependence on central IT for portlet development, which decreases the time to market.
  • Users need less skill to be productive HCL DX Portal developers.
  • Users control access and workflow processes in enterprise settings.
  • Users can create reusable assets and contents.
  • Users can render existing portlets, such as those developed with HCL Experience Factory or IBM Rational Application Developer, on a page with portlets by using Script Application.
Note: This documentation is for the Script Portlet respectively Script Application that is included with Combined Cumulative Fix 09 and later cumulative fixes for HCL DX Portal V 8.5. If you use the HCL Script Portlet for HCL DX Portal V 8.5 with CF08 or earlier cumulative fixes that you can download from the HCL®Software Products Catalog, read the product documentation for HCL Script Portlet.