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Working with NWDS...and property files

Hi all. I am trying to execute some of the examples in the Development & Extension Guide Tutorial and I have a question. I am using NWDS and have built a new B2B application and deployed it, I am trying to add a new field and have made some modifications to the JSP by checking it out. The next step is to modify the properties file to set the new fields label using the <ISA:Translate> tag. The problem that I have is that the file is not in the NWDS projects. I have not been able to figure out how to added it and have it deployed properly - I am new to NWDS. I also see that many property and XML configuration files are not in my project in NWDS.

Question: are these files maintained outside of NWDS, or is there some way to get them included into the project? I have create a new project under crm/home/shr/ext but I think I am missing something. I would think these files would be maintained in NWDS, not manually so that they are versioned in the DTR.

Any advice or guidence would be appreciated.


Former Member
Former Member replied

Hi Donald,

All the properties files are available in web/b2b project under source folder in your NWDS.

You will find the files with .xlf extension. When you open this file it will ask for the activity, Just confirm the existing activity or create a new activity.

All these files are compiled into .properties files. You can see the properties files created when u try to change the .xlf file. all the changes are reflected in the properties files.

Add a new key to xlf file is easy. Just click the add button and add the key name and value.

You can even specify the key type also like lable etc.

The general recommondation to keep the type is lable only.


Sateesh Chandra

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