1 Introduction to Oracle WebCenter Content Services

This chapter provides an introduction to Oracle WebCenter Content services, which are functions or procedures performed by Oracle WebCenter Content Server, Oracle WebCenter Content: Inbound Refinery, Oracle WebCenter Content: Records, and other WebCenter Content features.

Calling a WebCenter Content service (making a service request) is the only way to communicate with the WebCenter Content system or access the Content Server database. This guide describes service usage and syntax, and provides detailed descriptions and examples of commonly used and predefined WebCenter Content services.

The information contained in this guide is based on 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) . The information is subject to change as the product technology evolves and as hardware and operating systems are created and modified. Due to the technical nature of browsers, databases, Web servers, and operating systems, Oracle cannot warrant compatibility with all versions and features of third-party products.


For more information about customizing and integrating the WebCenter Content system, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Developing with Oracle WebCenter Content.

This chapter covers the following topics:

1.1 Contents

This guide is arranged according to WebCenter Content functionality or component, making it easier for you to find information about specific services. Services that are used extensively have an extended description. In addition, frequently-used services are marked with an asterisk (*) in introductory lists in each chapter.

1.2 WebCenter Content Terminology

  • WebCenter Content documentation uses the following terms when referring to variables in the directories associated with the WebCenter Content and Content Server configuration:

    • IdcHomeDir: This variable refers to the ucm/idc directory in the Oracle WebCenter Content home where the Oracle WebCenter Content server media is located. The server media can run Oracle WebCenter Content Server, Oracle WebCenter Content: Inbound Refinery, or Oracle WebCenter Content: Records software. This is essentially a read-only directory. The default location is WCC_ORACLE_HOME/ucm/idc. The variable portion of the default location can be changed, but the path cannot be changed from ucm/idc.

    • DomainHome: This variable refers to the user-specified directory where a Oracle WebCenter Content application is deployed to run on an Oracle WebLogic Server application server. The DomainHome/ucm/short-product-id/bin directory contains the intradoc.cfg file and executables. The default location for DomainHome is MW_HOME/user_projects/domains/base_domain, but you can change the path and domain name (base_domain) during the deployment of an Oracle WebCenter Content application to an application server.

    • short-product-id: This variable refers to the type of Oracle WebCenter Content server deployed to an application server. This name is used as the context root (default HttpRelativeWebRoot configuration value). Possible values include:

      • cs (Oracle WebCenter Content Server)

      • ibr (Oracle WebCenter Content: Inbound Refinery)

      • urm (Oracle WebCenter Content: Records)

    • IntradocDir: This variable refers to the root directory for configuration and data files specific to a Content Server instance that is part of an Oracle WebCenter Content application deployed to an application server. This Idoc Script variable is configured for one type of Content Server instance: Content Server (cs), Inbound Refinery (ibr), or Records (urm). This directory can be located elsewhere, but the default location is DomainHome/ucm/short-product-id. The specified directory must be an absolute path to the instance directory and must be unique to a particular server or node. The directory files include startup files (intradoc.cfg and executables).