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WebSphere Commerce foundation

The WebSphere Commerce foundation feature adds new groups of services to the WebSphere Commerce Server.

WebSphere Commerce foundation is typically required when enabling features after installing a WebSphere Commerce feature pack. Enabling WebSphere Commerce foundation ensures that the enabled features can function correctly with WebSphere Commerce. It provides the groups of services required to support new functionality.

For example, in WebSphere Commerce Feature Pack 1, WebSphere Commerce foundation is required when enabling the Remote Widgets and Gift Center features. It supports the RESTful framework to retrieve feed data, and enables gift list services such as multiple wish lists and gift registries.