Advanced configuration of links in the Menu - 6.3

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Setting up links to other Talend suite Web applications

If you have other Talend web applications like Talend Data Quality Portal and Talend MDM Web User Interface, you can access them from Talend Administration Center.

To set the link to the corresponding web application, complete the following:

  1. In the Menu tree view, click Configuration to open the corresponding page.

  2. Expand Talend suite and then click in the line corresponding to the web application to which you want to set the link. Set the parameters as the following:



    Data Quality portal

    Type in the URL to Talend Data Quality Portal web application.

    For example,


    The default URL to Drools Kie Workbench is kie-drools-wb.

    You can change it to http://<hostname>:<port>/kie-drools-wb where <hostname> is the IP address/hostname and <port> is the port of the application server on which Talend Administration Center is installed.

    For example, if the URL address corresponding to the location of Talend Administration Center is


    Type in the URL to Talend MDM Web User Interface web application.

    For example,

    Once the links are set, the corresponding modules display on the Menu of Talend Administration Center and in the Welcome page. You simply have to click on one of them to access the corresponding web application or page.

    For more information about the installation of these applications, see the Talend Installation Guide.

Setting up dynamic links

A dynamic link is an item you can click to open the website of interest directly from Talend Administration Center. Once configured, it appears on the Menu tree view and by one single click, directs you to the website it is associated with.

To configure a dynamic link, proceed as follows:

  1. Stop your Tomcat server if it is already launched.

  2. Open the file of the Talend Administration Center to be used. This file is located in the classes folder of this Talend Administration Center on your Tomcat server which path may be:

    <TomcatPath>\webapps\org.talend.administrator\WEB-INF\classes where <TomcatPath> designates the Tomcat installation path.

  3. At the end of the file for example, enter the dynamic link of interest using the given syntax: dynamiclink.<key>=<label>#<url>#<order>.

    For example, you can create the link to by entering dynamiclink.talendcom=Talend# or the link to by entering dynamiclink.talendforge=Talendforge#

    In this syntax, <key> indicates the technical key of this link configured, <label> is the link name displayed on the Menu tree view, <url> is the website address you need to link to and <order> specifies the position of this link on the Menu tree view.


    For further information about the order numbers used by Talend Administration Center to arrange the Menu items, check the file provided in the same classes folder.

  4. Save the file edited.

    Then launch your Tomcat server and log in the deployed Talend Administration Center, the two dynamic links created appear on the Menu tree view.