Setting the maximum number of attachments 

Edit configuration property settings to configure the maximum number of files that can be uploaded to a single forum post.

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

You can control space on the server by editing settings in the forum-config.xml file to limit the number of attachments that users can upload to a forum post.


To configure the maximum number of attachments that can be uploaded to a single post...

  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 Forums configuration files using the following command:

      ForumsConfigService.checkOutConfig("<working_directory>", "<cell_name>")


      • <working_directory> is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied. The files are kept in this working directory while you make changes to them.

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

      • <cell_name> is the name of the WAS cell hosting the IBM Connections 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:

      ForumsConfigService.checkOutConfig("/opt/my_temp_dir", "ForumServerNode01Cell")

  • Open the forum-config.xml file using a text editor.

  • Edit the <max-number-attachment-per-post> element in the <objectStore> section of the file to set the maximum number of attachments that can be uploaded per post.

  • Save your changes and close the forum-config.xml 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 Forums for information about how to save and apply your changes.

    Parent topic

    Manage file attachments in Forums

    Related tasks

    Apply property changes in Forums