I used the last day before holiday for a first installation of HCL Connections 6.5 on a test system. Wizards dbWizard.sh creates all databases for the core Connections products. I found a folder icec in Wizards/connections.sql, but tried the installation of Connections without it first. I could remember, that the installation of Connections 6.0 CR4 or CR5 didn’t run successfully, when the XCC/ICEC database was missing. I reviewed the documentation about the database creation, but there was no entry that we need to create the XCC/ICEC database manually. Update: Documentation contains note now, that you have to create ICEC database manually https://help.

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You can log login errors within IBM Http Server. One way would be to get use SetEnvIf, but then you can’t get the querystring of the error page. When you type a wrong password the URL changes from https://connectionshost/application/login/ to https://connectionshost/application/login/?error=true. SetEnvIf Request_URI "/login$" log This set the environment variable to log, but when you read the Apache documentation you find: The resource requested on the HTTP request line — generally the portion of the URL following the scheme and host portion without the query string. See the RewriteCond directive of mod_rewrite for extra information on how to match your query string

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You can download the Plugins in greenhouse catalog. Connections Plugins 4.0 are not compatible with IBM Notes 9 Gold. It worked with the beta editions, but not with stable. Direct Link More Infos at Luis Benitez Blog.

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I had a problem last week with some customizations via custom.css in IBM Connections 3.0.1.1 CR3. Communities still use the default Layout and colors. I found that defaultTheme.css rewrites some of my custom.css statements. I had to add the content of custom.css to the end of the xxxTheme.css (lazy but it works), that i have a consistent color and layout change. Tests with @import are not working, because @import must be the first statement of a css file and i need to add the custom.css to the end of the xxxTheme.css.

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IBM announced CR3 for IBM Connections 4.0, that’s about 800 MB new updates. Don’t forget to update your homepage database, when you didn’t install CR2 already. more: http://www.ruddigkeit.net/[ruddigkeit.net | .. collaboration and more ::..]. Update: CR3 needs database updates for metrics database and cognos application! Please read this technote.

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