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When to use ADF application and Webcenter portal application

2840958 Member Posts: 6
edited Mar 14, 2016 3:34PM in WebLogic Portal

have one basic doubt.

We can do everything with ADF which is there is webcenter portal. But it require to develop everything from scratch in adf application.

Could anyone please tell me when to use ADF and when to use webcenter portal application.



  • amey g
    amey g Member Posts: 2,631 Gold Trophy
    edited Mar 12, 2016 9:06AM


    ADF is framework which help you to build the rich application as its provide declarative environment. Webcenter portal latest version is 12cR2 is prebuild application which provide you portal platform with prebuild platform for social collaboration, improve productivity and provide integration of many application e.g. discussion forum, analytics, content management etc. Additionally you can build your self service application in ADF and deploy it on portal platform.

    Please check below user guide for WCP

    Please feel free to ask if you have any specific doubts.


  • vinaykumar2
    vinaykumar2 Member Posts: 2,578
    edited Mar 14, 2016 3:34PM

    Well you cant use ADF for everything. Portal is container which can integrate multiple source into one.

    In ADF you can do in some other way. With Portal some of things is OOTB.

    Advantage of using portal over ADF.

    - Document managment

    - OOTB template and navigation

    - Discussion,

    - Content presenter

    - Portlets integration

    - run time taskflow

    - run time administration

    - User managment

    - Mulitple portal administration and so on

    All this is difficult in ADF or takes too much time to implement.All toghter ADF and webcenter r tightly coupled.

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