Wednesday, January 18, 2017

IBM Connections 5.5 - change the name of "My Organization Communities"

I noticed a new feature In Connections 5.5.
The menu item for "Public Communities" has changed to "My Organization Communities". This is something we´ve all seen.

In CNX5.0: In CNX 5.5:

What I didn´t know, was that there´s now a possibility to change the name of "My Organization" to be of your choosing. There´s a new configuration in LotusConnections-config.xml called "<organization name="">

This you can change to <organization name="Your Company Name">

The recipe to do this is here:

Restrictions are as follows:
  1. The company name can only be maximum 20 characters long
  2. For special characters, like ÆØÅ in Norwegian, you have to use Unicode.
 That last one applies to all languages that has special characters. Norwegian, German, Swedish.... etc.

Format is like this:
For the company name "Øre Nese Hals", you have to change to this, in LotusConnections-config.xml:
<organization name="\u00d8re Nese Hals">
 Where the capital letter "Ø" equals "\u00d8"

Or, by doing it via wsadmin:
LCConfigService.updateConfig("","\u00d8re Nese Hals")

So, for my company name, which has no special characters, this is what I got:

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