Customize settings for the search type-ahead 

You can configure tuning parameters to adjust the behavior of the type-ahead tool that is used for Profiles search on the Directory page.

Before you begin

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

About this task

The type-ahead tool that is used for Profiles search makes it easier for users to find people by suggesting names from the company directory as they type in the search field. You can configure settings in the profiles-config.xml file to adjust the performance of the type-ahead tool.


To configure tuning parameters for the search type-ahead in Profiles...

  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:


  • Navigate to the temporary working directory that you specified in the previous step, and then open the profiles-config.xml file in a text editor.

  • Locate the <properties> element, and and then add the following <property> elements to it if they are not already present, or edit the values of the properties as required, if they are present.

  • 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

    Customize Profiles

    October 28, 2011


    Oct 28, 2011 2:57:17 PM Updated the topic to describe how to add the property elements if they... 1