Extending social lists by using the digital data connector

The social rendering feature in HCL Digital Experience Portal Version 8.5 is implemented as a HCL Digital Data Connector (DDC) for HCL Portal plug-in.

About this task

This approach makes it possible to use the extensibility features of this framework to extend the social rendering feature with extra capabilities:
  • Realize custom queries against the HCL Connections server.
  • Retrieve data from HCL Connections services other than the search service.
  • Make it possible for portal site visitors to contribute social information through user interfaces that are generated by HCL Web Content Manager features.