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Is there a way to redirect the ‘Tip of the Week’ Widget to a local resource?


Ted Mayer (4512) | asked Jan 02 '18, 1:54 p.m.

Is there a way to redirect the ‘Tip of the Week’ Widget to a local resource?

Currently it is going to "http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/documentation/tips"

But would like it to be redirected to our local help, due to our servers not being able to get out to the internet.

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Ted Mayer (4512) | answered Jan 02 '18, 1:55 p.m.

The 'Tip of the Week' viewlet has controlled contents that can be updated from time to time as the features of our applications changed. It is just the News Feed viewlet from the Foundation with a specific URL.

The plugin xml contains the default value widget="com.ibm.team.dashboard.viewlets.web.ui.internal.TipOfTheWeekViewlet">

           <preference-def
default-value="http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/documentation/tips/tips-rqm-all.rss"
                 id="url"
                 name="%viewlet.tipOfWeek.pref.url"
                 required="true"
                 type="hidden">
                 <description>
                       %viewlet.tipOfWeek.pref.url.desc
                 </description>
           </preference-def>

The default feed value is : "http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rationalsdp/documentation/tips/tips-rqm-all.rss"

The admin can remove the Tip of the Week viewlet, then add a News Feed viewlet with any URL and an appropriate title.

So from what we can tell, the  standard 'out of the box' Widget (Tip of the Week) is hardcoded to a public URI (Feed) and cannot be modified.

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