Configure the Profiles object cache 

You can modify settings in the profiles-config.xml file to specify when the Profiles object cache is refreshed, and to define the refresh interval and start delay.

Before you begin

To edit configuration files, use the IBM WAS wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client for information about how to start the wsadmin command-line tool.

About this task

The Profiles object cache is used to cache auxiliary table information, including department, organization, work location, employee type, and country code display values. As a result, there is a delay before changes to these types of data are reflected in the user interface.

By default, the data is refreshed every 15 minutes to ensure that, whenever data is updated, there is a relatively short delay from when the data is changed and when the changes are reflected in the user interface.


To configure the Profiles object cache...

  1. From the dmgr host:

      cd $DMGR_PROFILE/bin
      ./ -jython

      If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, pick the node where the file is stored.

  2. Check out the Profiles configuration files:

      ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig("<working_directory>", "<cell_name>")where:

      • <working_directory> is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied and are stored while you make changes to them. Use forward slashes (/) to separate directories in the file path, even if you are using the Microsoft Windows operating system.

          Note: AIX and Linux only: The directory must grant write permissions or the command does not complete successfully.

      • <cell_name> is the name of the WAS cell hosting the Profiles application. This argument is required. It is also case-sensitive, so type it with care. If you do not know the cell name, you can determine it by typing the following command in the wsadmin command processor: print AdminControl.getCell()

      For example:

      • AIX or Linux:


      • Microsoft Windows:


  • Open the profiles-config.xml file in a text editor.

  • Look for the <profileObjectCache> element, and then modify the following lines of code as needed:

  • Save your changes and close the configuration file.

  • After making changes, check the configuration files back in, and do so during the same wsadmin session in which you checked them out for the changes to take effect. See Apply property changes in Profiles for information about how to save and apply your changes.

    Parent topic

    Administer cache

    Related tasks

    Apply property changes in Profiles