Enable the display of organizational structure information 

Use scripts to enable or disable the display of organizational structure information in Profiles.

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

You can enable or disable the ability of Profiles to display information about where an employee fits within the company's organizational structure. You might disable this setting if your corporate directory service cannot provide the data that Profiles needs to depict organizational structure.


To configure the display of organizational structure information...

  1. Use the wsadmin client to access and check out the Profiles configuration files.

    1. Enter the following command to access the Profiles configuration files:


        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:


  2. To enable or disable the display of organizational structure information, use the following command:

      ProfilesConfigService.updateConfig(<property>, <value>)


      The following table displays information regarding the organizational structure property and the type of data you can enter for it.

      Table 1. The Profiles organizational structure property

      Option Description
      organizationalStructure.enabled Indicates if the organizational structure information (report-to chain, people managed, same manager) should be displayed.

      This property takes a Boolean value. true or false. The value must be formatted in lowercase.

      For example, to disable the display of information:


      Note: If you choose to disable the organizational structure application, also disable the reporting structure widget. This can be done by commenting out the widget in the widgets-config.xml file:

      <page pageId="profilesView">
      <!--<widgetInstance uiLocation="col3" defIdRef="reportStructure"/>-->

  3. 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 for information about how to save and apply your changes.