Create the JSP file in Rational Application Developer

Create a basic JSR 168 portlet file for the Personalized Offers project and add the welcome text to the portlet.

Before you begin

Before you begin, complete the following prerequisites:
  • Ensure you have properly installed the demo and databases.
  • Ensure that the HCL Portal Server is stopped so that you can make a connection to the database.


  1. Launch Rational Application Developer.
  2. Click File > New > Project and select Portlet Project.
  3. Click Next.
    The Confirm Enablement window appears. Click OK to enable Portal Development.
  4. Complete the New Portlet Project screen with the following information:
    1. In the Project Name field, type Pers_Offers.
    2. Use the default project contents.
    3. Select HCL Portal v6.1 stub from the Target Runtime list.
    4. Select Add project to an EAR and in the field EAR Project Name select Pers_OffersEAR from the list.
    5. In the Portlet API field, select JSR 168 Portlet from the list.
    6. Select Create a portlet and specify the following properties:
      • In the Portlet Name field, type Pers__Offers.
      • In the Portlet Type field, select Basic Portlet from the list.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Accept the default Portlet Settings and click Next.
  7. No Actions are necessary. Clear any selected actions and click Next.
  8. No Advanced Settings are necessary. Click Finish.
  9. The JSP file opens automatically in Design mode. Edit the text of the portlet to display Welcome to Personalized Offers!.
  10. Save and close the JSP.


You have created a JSP file using Rational Application Developer.

What to do next

You can now create the Personalization content resource classes and content spot.