Syntax for custom list-rendering profiles

Custom HCL Digital Data Connector (DDC) for HCL Portal plug-ins that do not delegate the initial bean list computation to the generic XML DDC plug-in can use a custom list-rendering profile. This case typically occurs when you integrate non-XML data.

Custom list-rendering profiles declare the set of available item attributes only. This way, the HCL Web Content Manager authoring user interface can still fill the corresponding Select attribute resource tag type selection box of the Insert a Tag dialog.

Custom list-rendering profiles are built in the same way as XPath based profiles, but with the following exceptions:
  • To identify the profile as a custom list-rendering profile, a custom profile must contain the profile entry <profile-id>.Type=Custom.
  • Custom list-rendering profile support only the following reduced set of list-rendering profile entry keys: Name, BeanListProviderID, ResourceBundleBaseName, ItemAttribute, IsShownInAuthoringUI, and Extends. The following keys are not supported: NamespaceMapping, ListItemSelection, AssociatedItemAttribute, ComputedItemAttribute, ConstructedItemAttribute, ListProperty, ComputedListProperty.
  • The values that are used for item attribute declarations by using the ItemAttribute key have no significance.
The following list of list-rendering profile entries shows a sample custom list-rendering profile that you can use for transforming local file system information.
samples_files.Name=samples.files
samples_files.BeanListProviderID=samples.Files
samples_files.Type=Custom

samples_files.ItemAttribute.id=.
samples_files.ItemAttribute.title=.
samples_files.ItemAttribute.path=.
samples_files.ItemAttribute.encodedPath=.
samples_files.ItemAttribute.absolutePath=.
samples_files.ItemAttribute.uri=.
samples_files.ItemAttribute.parent=.
samples_files.ItemAttribute.encodedParent=.
samples_files.ItemAttribute.length=.
samples_files.ItemAttribute.suffix=.
samples_files.ItemAttribute.lastModified=.
samples_files.ItemAttribute.type=.