This week's book giveaway is in the Big Data forum.
We're giving away four copies of Elasticsearch in Action and have Radu Gheorghe & Matthew Lee Hinman on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes Portals and Portlets and the fly likes Portlet to Portlet Help Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Elasticsearch in Action this week in the Big Data forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Portals and Portlets
Bookmark "Portlet to Portlet Help" Watch "Portlet to Portlet Help" New topic

Portlet to Portlet Help

Larry Xu

Joined: Sep 19, 2005
Posts: 11
Hi guys, I have a very basic question.

I am using Weblogic 9.2 portal.
I have two Portlets A and B.
If I want to call Portlet B's processAction from Portlet A's processAction, how would I do it?

Thanks in advance.

I am so frustrated...
Ko Ko Naing
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 08, 2002
Posts: 3178
Since your question is too server-specific, I think folks at JavaRanch's WebLogic Forum might be able to help you more than people out here in general portals and portlets forum.

If you have general portal-related questions, you are welcome too!

Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
author and cow tipper
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Aug 26, 2006
Posts: 4968

I'm a WebSphere dude, so I only know the jetspeed API and JSR-168. I don't know about BEA, so there may be some BEA tricks I don't know about.

However, from a portal perspective, I think you're going down the wrong path when you are thinking about one portlet calling another portlets Process Action method.

Is there data that needs to be shared? Could you use a shared PortletSession? Pehaps even have the two portlets read from a central database? That's fairly efficient.

What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Maybe I can help steer you in the right direction.


-Cameron McKenzie
subject: Portlet to Portlet Help