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JSF File Upload component unsupported for Portlet development in Rational Application Developer v6.x

Technote (troubleshooting)


This technote explains that the IBM® JavaServer™ Faces (JSF) File Upload component is not supported for Portlet application development in Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software (RAD) version 6.x.

Resolving the problem

The File Upload component is not supported for Portlet development. For details of this and other JSF limitations in Portlet development please refer to the Related Information item for the Rational Application Developer Information Center.

There are two suggested workarounds that you could pursue if this functionality is needed:

  1. Create your own implementation, using technology for example such as Apache FileUpload

  2. Use a third party vendor implementation. For example, you may find some in the WebSphere Portal Solutions Catalog.

This functionality is supported in RAD v.7.x, as stated in the release notes.

Related information

Rational Application Developer Information Center

Cross Reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Software Architect Portal / Portlet Development Linux, Windows 6.0,, 6.0.1,,

Document information

More support for: Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
Portal / Portlet Development

Software version: 6.0,, 6.0.1,,

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1225053

Modified date: 08 December 2005