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Getting a list of forums

Use administrative commands to retrieve lists of forums that you can subsequently manipulate programmatically.

To run administrative commands, you must use the wsadmin client. For more information, see Starting the wsadmin client.

  1. Start the wsadmin client from the following directory of the system on which you installed the Deployment Manager:


    where app_server_root is the WebSphere® Application Server installation directory and dm_profile_root is the Deployment Manager profile directory, typically dmgr01.

    You must start the client from this directory or subsequent commands fail. For more information, see Starting the wsadmin client.

  2. Start the Forums Jython script interpreter by using the following command:


    If you are prompted to specify a service to connect to, enter 1 to select the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command specifies a file by using a local file path, select the node where the file is stored.

  3. Use the following commands to retrieve the forums:

    ForumsService.fetchForums() : Lists forums by forumID, for example:


    ForumsService.fetchForumsByName(java.lang.String forumName) : Retrieves the forum with the specified name, for example:

    ForumsService.fetchForumsByName("My Forum")

Parent topic:Retrieving forum content

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Starting the wsadmin client

Filtering lists of forums