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Oracle Commerce Content Administration Best Practices: Release 11.x (Doc ID 2018793.1)

Last updated on JUNE 15, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Commerce Platform - Version 11.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document recommends best practices for implementing an Oracle Commerce Content Administration server in versions 11.0 and 11.1. The various topics collected here can help you plan, design, develop, and test a Content Administration implementation; it can also help you avoid common errors.

This document is not intended to replace Oracle Commerce documentation, which provides a full description of implementation requirements and steps.

For other releases see:
Note 1402632.1 - ATG Content Administration Best Practices: Release 10.0
Note 1369811.1 - Content Administration Best Practices 9.1
Note 1403977.1 - Content Administration Best Practices 9.0
Note 1374541.1- Content Administration Best Practices 2007.1


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In this Document
 Planning a Content Administration Implementation
 Gathering Requirements
 Allocating Resources
 Separating Development and Production Environments
 Modifying Project Workflows
 Designing Versioned Repositories
 Online Versus Switch Deployments
 Running Regular Full Deployments
 Using One-Off Deployment Targets
 Using Preview Servers
 Asset Locking and Conflicts
 Scaling Deployments
 Direct SQL Deployments - Best Practices
 Database Specific Requirement and Considerations
 Special Considerations - Oracle Database
 Special Considerations when using MSSQL database
 Repository Considerations
 Replication Transaction Batch Size
 Maximum Replication Thread Count
 Enabling Selective Cache Invalidation
 Purging Old Assets
 Importing Data
 Automating Regular Import Deployments
 Create a project and start the workflow
 Assume a user identity
 Associate a workflow with the project
 Set the project context
 Only perform necessary repository changes
 Advance the workflow
 Deploy the project
  startSQLImport Tool - Best Practices
 Avoiding Conflicts Between Automated Imports and Manual Edits
 Implementation Checklist
 Project fundamentals
 Review deployment topology
 Review automated import processes
 General workflow considerations
 Design and review use cases and modifications to standard workflows
 Consider recovery and disaster use cases
 Size the versioned and unversioned content and establish time estimates for deployment activity
 Review schema and repositories to ensure they are deployable
 Other checks

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