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ESS source code location on Portal Server and how to import into NWDS


We are on EP 7 and we are using a couple of standard ESS applications.

I have to make a small change in the source code of standard ESS Personal Information application.

We do not have NWDI setup. We do not want to take the overhead of maintaing NWDI, just for a couple of Read only applications in ESS.

I have read so many posts on SDN and I understand that it is very difficult to modify ESS source code with no NWDI setup.

(I dont say that it is impossible)

How do I go about locating the Deployed ESS source code on the Portal Server?

How can I get the source code of ESS Personal Information application into NWDS (download in which format)?

Any one has any ideas........

Please do NOT reply saying that we need NWDI for modifying ESS source code. I understand that point, and I am only looking for an alternative approach for doing this.

I saw an interesting response on SDN saying that:

"If you want the source, you can open the .sca file with winzip, extract the .sda file of the component you want, and then open that .sda file with winzip again. However, there is no direct way of importing those sources into a WD for Java project (though it can be done if you follow the structure of existing WD for Java project in NWDS)."

Can anyone throw some light into my path.


- Kalyan

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    Former Member
    Feb 21, 2008 at 04:31 AM

    Hi kalyan,

    ESS Applications are available as DC Projects which use FPM DC as a used project. So its not possible to modify them without NWDI.

    Pls Check this

    Hope this helps,


    CSM Reddy

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