Using ImportWebPart method in internet facing SharePoint WCM Site

  Introduction In many instances we use ImportWebPart method of the WebpartManager class to import web parts in runtime. If you are using this method to render dynamic content in an anonymous internet facing site using SharePoint there are few points to be noted. Out of the box WebpartManager class expects certain permissions to successfully…


White Paper – Commerce Server Profiles

New white paper on integrating commerce server profiles with external data stores has been published. http://www.microsoft.com/commerceserver/en/us/white-papers.aspx Direct Link – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ce5629ad-2473-4c25-8f89-91c8530cd764


Commerce Server Order Schema Manager- Tool to manage OrderObjectMapping.xml

Introduction Order schema manager is a custom tool to extend Commerce Server Order Schema. Commerce Server order schema is represented through an xml file name OrderObjectMapping.xml. Extending the schema is accomplished by modifying the xml file manually. I thought of automating the process and end up developing the schema manager tool. I use this for…

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Commerce Server 2007 Ramp up

I will be writing Hand’s on Labs to enable developers to ramp up in Commerce Server 2007. The main objective of the HOL is to give step by step instructions to build a basic e-commerce site. Stay tuned 


Importing Commerce server Profiles – Deployment utility

Introduction Deploying commerce server profiles is a repetitive task / requirement in many commerce server engagements. Commerce server profile system is extensible and supports various data bases as data stores. Every engagement takes this advantage and extends the profiles based on the project requirement. Question about profile deployment is very common in all the commerce…

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Packaging and Unpacking Commerce Server Sites through PUP Package

Introduction     Commerce server provides PUP.exe to automate the process of packing and un-packing a commerce site. Tool has its existence from the days of Site Server. Complete Meta data of a commerce site is managed by pup package. Using the pup package in GUI mode is straight forward and it’s quite simple. Every commerce server…

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Commerce Server 2007 – Data Migration

Introduction:- In this article I will be discussing about various challenges we face during data migration from CS 2000 to CS 2007. Before getting into the issues let’s discuss the basic process involved in the process of data migration. This article covers transactions data migration. Commerce Server 2007 Migration Wizard:- Commerce server 2007 comes with…

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Trouble shooting Commerce Server pipelines

Good reference book on working and troubleshooting commerce server pipelines. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms959842.aspx


Secret Question Answer – UPM Membership Provider

Commerce UPM Member ship provider always treats the security question answer as case insensitive. While creating the user , UPM Membership provider does ToLower()  of the provided secret question answer and also converts the supplied answer to lower case while doing comparison. If both Create and Forgot password functionality goes through the same UPM Provider, we will not face any…


Commerce Server 2007 Sub Systems – Unmanaged

Commerce Server still runs unmanaged code in few of their sub-systems. Profiles, marketing and Pipelines are the sub-systems which are unmanaged. All other sub-systems are re-written in managed code.