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Overview - Pipelets and Pipelines


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Enfinity Suite 6

A set of pre-defined business applications to serve sales, procurement and content management processes, predecessor product of Intershop 7

Intershop 7

A set of pre-defined business applications to serve sales and content management processes, successor product of Enfinity Suite 6, predecessor of Intershop Commerce Management

Intershop Markup Language

The Intershop Markup Language (ISML) is a template language for rendering dynamic pages, in particular dynamic web pages. ISML templates are translated by an ISML compiler into JSP templates. ISML provides means to retrieve data from the pipeline dictionary, to trigger the execution of pipelines, and to embed ISML templates inside other ISML templates.

About the Topic


In Enfinity Suite 6/Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management development, pipelets are small, re-usable units of Java code (one type of pipeline building blocks) that perform discrete business functions.


Depending on the context, "pipeline" may refer to different concepts:

  1. Developer
    In Enfinity Suite 6/Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management development, it refers to the fundamental architecture that describes all business workflows. Pipelines connect pipelets to model complex business processes, and call appropriate ISML templates to turn the results of a business process into a response that is sent back to the user client.

  2. Sales
    In the sales context, it describes the individual steps salespeople take in the sales process: from the initial contact with a potential customer ("prospect"), to qualifying that prospect into a "lead", and further validating that lead into a "sales opportunity" followed through stages like meeting and proposal until the "close".

The documents listed below refer to the developer context.


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