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Querying the ‘IBM Content Manager On Demand’ using ODWEK API

Posted in Java/ J2EE by jerlinworld on July 23, 2009

The IBM Content Manager OnDemand Web Enablement Kit (ODWEK) API’s provide a development environment for client access to Content Manager OnDemand (OD) servers. This API provide access to Servers, Folders, Criteria, and Hits, making it easy for Web application developers to logon, search and retrieve OD content. Here is the code that I used to query the CMOD folder with a specific criteria.

private int validateClaimInfo(final String ssnNumber, final String cDate) {
	final int port = 2345;
	final ODServer odServer = new ODServer(new ODConfig());
	try {
		//Logon to specified server
		odServer.setServerName(this.cmodProps.getString("cmod.server") .trim());
		//Search Folder
		return this.isExistingClaim(odServer, ssnNumber, cDate);
	} catch (final ODException e) {
		if (e.getErrorId() == 2107) {
			this.logger.error("OnDemand server " + odServer.getServerName()  + " is alive but: " + e.getErrorMsg());
		} else {
			this.logger.error(" Error code: " + e.getErrorId()+ "Encountered error: " + e.getErrorMsg());
  	} catch (final Exception e) {
	} finally {
		try {
   		} catch (final Exception e) {
  	return 0;
private int isExistingClaim(final ODServer odServer, final String ssnNumber, final String cDate) {
	int isExisting = 0;
	try {
		//Opening the folder specified in the property file...
		final ODFolder folder = odServer.openFolder(this.cmodProps.getString("claimings.folder").trim());
		//Getting specified criteria...
		final ODCriteria odCriteriaSsn = folder.getCriteria(this.cmodProps.getString("criteria.ssn").trim());
		//Setting operand...
		final ODCriteria odCriteriaCDate = folder.getCriteria(this.cmodProps.getString("criteria.cdate").trim());
		this.logger.debug("Search results size: "+ folder.searchCountHits());
		if (folder.searchCountHits() > 0) {
			isExisting = 1;
	} catch (final ODException e) {
		this.logger.error("ODException: " + e.getMessage(), e);
	} catch (final Exception e) {
		this.logger.error("Exception: " + e.getMessage(), e);
	return isExisting;

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  1. Gehan said, on May 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

    is is possible to set search criteria as ascending to descending when retrieving documents

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