This chapter explains how to configure Nucleus components in your Oracle ATG Web Commerce installation. Components represent a particular configuration for a class. Many different components can be based on a single class, each representing a different set of properties for that class. When the class is instantiated from the component, it uses the component properties to configure it.

You can configure components in the following ways:

This chapter covers the following topics:

Most of the information in this chapter applies only for applications running in development mode (see the Developing and Assembling Nucleus-Based Applications chapter of the ATG Platform Programming Guide for the differences between development and standalone modes).