Setting up the Deployer and the oData Web Service - Part 1 Creating the Content Delivery database

This tutorial explains how to configure a Tridion Content Delivery instance with the oData Web Service.

Summary

This tutorial explains how to configure a Tridion Content Delivery instance with the oData Web Service.

It is meant as a guide, and it may be applicable only to the "GA" release of SDL Tridion 2011.

Pre-requisites

This tutorial builds upon the tutorial titled " Creating a Tridion 2011 Development VM ", you must complete that tutorial before proceeding to this one.

Software Pre-requisites

In this tutorial we will use:

  • Java Development kit
  • Tomcat App Server (6.x)
  • Eclipse
  • Internet Explorer 8

Tutorial Sections

Document Summary

This document explains how to configure a Tridion Content Delivery instance with the oData Web Service.

It is meant as a guide, and it may be applicable only to the "GA" release of SDL Tridion 2011.

Pre-requisites

This tutorial builds upon the tutorial titled " Creating a Tridion 2011 Development VM ".

Software Pre-requisites

In this tutorial we will use:

  • Java Development kit
  • Tomcat App Server (6.x)
  • Eclipse
  • Internet Explorer 8

Create the Content Delivery database

Using the Tridion Database Manager, create a new Content Delivery database.

Launch the Tridion Database Manager ([Tridion_Install]\Database\DatabaseManager.exe) and choose to create a New Database from the menu

Select "Content Delivery" from the options

Select database type and name (you can use the defaults if installing locally)

Enter the SA password

Enter the database name, username, and password to use

Select the Log File location

Verify that the script completes successfully. Click File -> Exit to exit the database manager.

You have now created a Content Delivery database.

Next chapter: Configuring an Application Server

Proceed to the next step in this tutorial: Configuring an Application Server

About the Author
Nuno Linhares
Product Manager

Nuno Linhares was a Principal Consultant within SDL's Web Content Management Solutions Division (based in New York) and has worked with the company's Professional Services organization between March 2005 and September 2012. As from October 2012, Nuno became Product Manager for the SDL Tridion Product line. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog.

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