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BEA Liquid Data for WebLogic 8.1 Documentation

BEA Liquid Data for WebLogic™ delivers Information Visibility through real-time data aggregation across heterogeneous data sources such as relational databases, XML files, Web services, and packaged and custom applications via Application Views. It makes the complex task of aggregating data from distributed systems easy, allowing developers to access and share business entities without having to deal with the complexities of different data structures, relationships or semantics. Liquid Data for WebLogic builds on existing IT infrastructure and leverages XML standards and BEA WebLogic Server capabilities for security, clustering, manageability, and more to provide an enterprise-wide data aggregation solution.

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This Web site contains current documentation for Liquid Data 8.1 releases and service packs, and is updated on an ongoing basis. See What's New in Release 8.1? for more information. For Current platform support, see Supported Platforms and Databases.


Installing Liquid Data

How to install Liquid Data and Samples. Includes information on supported platforms and databases, preconfigured domains, and post-install tasks.

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How to run the Liquid Data Avitek sample. Run queries and view results on the Avitek Sample Web page. Shows generated XQuery syntax for queries. Provides paths to Liquid Data Samples directory with other query examples and README files.

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Bullet ArrowQuery Cookbook

Getting Started: A Basic Example

Follow an end-to-end process to create a query in Liquid Data and display the results in a web application, including configuring data sources, using the Data View Builder to construct a data view with schemas, generating the query, using WebLogic Workshop to create a web application to display the query results, and running the query.

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Administration Guide

How to set up, configure, and manage the Liquid Data server, security, data sources, the repository, and related resources.

Bullet ArrowOverview of Liquid Data Administration

Bullet ArrowCreating Liquid Data Domains

Bullet ArrowStarting and Stopping the Server

Bullet ArrowUsing the WLS Administration Console

Bullet ArrowConfiguring Liquid Data Server Settings

Bullet ArrowViewing and Accessing All Configured Data Sources

Bullet ArrowConfiguring Access to Relational Databases

Bullet ArrowConfiguring Access to XML Files

Bullet ArrowConfiguring Access to Delimited Files

Bullet ArrowConfiguring Access to Web Services

Bullet ArrowConfiguring Access to Application Views

Bullet ArrowConfiguring Access to Data Views

Bullet ArrowDeploying Liquid Data Components

Bullet ArrowConfiguring Access to Custom Functions

Bullet ArrowConfiguring Access to Complex Parameter Types

Bullet ArrowConfiguring Access to Stored Queries

Bullet ArrowImporting and Exporting Liquid Data Configurations

Bullet ArrowManaging the Liquid Data Server Repository

Bullet ArrowSecurity in Liquid Data

Bullet ArrowMonitoring the Server

Bullet ArrowConfiguring the Query Results Cache

Bullet ArrowGenerating and Publishing Web Services

Building Queries and Data Views

How to use the Data View Builder to build and test queries and data views using drag-and-drop mapping, a library of built-in functions, and tree views of source/target schemas.

Bullet ArrowOverview and Key Concepts

Bullet ArrowData View Builder GUI Reference

Bullet ArrowData Sources

Bullet ArrowSchemas and Namespaces in Liquid Data

Bullet ArrowBuilding Queries

Bullet ArrowRunning, Saving, and Deploying Queries

Bullet ArrowAnalyzing and Optimizing Queries

Bullet ArrowUsing Data Views

Bullet ArrowUsing Complex Parameter Types in Queries

Bullet ArrowAccessing SQL Calls: Stored Procedures and SQL Queries

Application Developer's Guide

How to use the Liquid Data Control, EJB API, and tag libraries to develop applications that execute Liquid Data queries programmatically.

Bullet ArrowAbout the Liquid Data Query API

Bullet ArrowUsing the Liquid Data Control in WebLogic Workshop

Bullet ArrowInvoking Queries in EJB Clients

Bullet ArrowInvoking Queries in JSP Clients

Bullet ArrowInvoking Queries in Web Service Clients

Bullet ArrowInvoking Queries in Business Process Manager Applications

Bullet ArrowInvoking Queries in BEA WebLogic Portal Applications

Bullet ArrowUsing Custom Functions

Bullet ArrowSetting Complex Parameter Types

Bullet ArrowUsing the Cache Purging APIs

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Deployment Guide

How to deploy Liquid Data in a production environment.

Bullet ArrowIntroduction

Bullet ArrowDeployment Tasks

Bullet ArrowTuning Performance

Bullet ArrowTroubleshooting a Deployment

XQuery Reference Guide

Reference information about the XQuery language and specification compliance.

Bullet ArrowXQuery and XML Schema Specification Compliance

Bullet ArrowFunctions Reference

Bullet ArrowUnderstanding Queries written in the XQuery Language

Bullet ArrowSupported Datatypes