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Defines a visual representation of a business object's data.

Valid Values/Examples

Add To History (O)

Defines whether or not a view is included in the historical list of views to which a user has navigated to during a session. This history is accessed by clicking the browser's Back button.


Admin Mode Flag (O)

A TRUE or FALSE value.

Admin mode disables all visibility rules. Setting this to TRUE ignores any insert update visibility restrictions on the view. This should only be set for server level administrative views.

If the Admin Mode visibility property is set to TRUE, and if pop-up visibility is also set for the business component, then pop-up visibility still takes effect.

Also if view is configured in Admin Mode, the business component visibility type is ignored unless it is set to Organization.

See also Admin Mode Flag

TRUE = Designates the view as one that operates in Admin mode.

Background Bitmap (O)(H)

A bitmap to be used as the background of the entire view area.


Bitmap Category (O)(H)

Not used.

Not applicable.

Business Object (R)

The name of a business object that forms the basis of the visual representation.


Container Web Page (O)(H)

The container page to place this view into.

Overrides the container web page setting in the Application object.


Drop Sectors (R)(H)

The pair of sectors to drop in six-sector mode for resolutions less than 1024 by 768.

Valid values are 0and4, 1and5, 2and6, and 3and7.

Explicit Logon (O)

A TRUE or FALSE value.

TRUE = Requires that the user has explicitly logged on through the logon Web page to see this view.

Help Identifier (O)

A topic name for context-sensitive help.

The name is a constant character string, all uppercase, with no blanks, as in ID_VIEW_OPPORTUNITY_LIST.

HTML Bitmap (O)

An icon that can be used as a link to the view.


HTML Popup Dimension (O)

Dimension, in pixels, of the pop-up window.

An example is 640x480 (specified with a small x and without blank spaces).

Name (R)

The name of the view.

All references to the view are made through its name.


No Borders (O)(H)

A TRUE or FALSE value that controls borders around applets.

This can be used in conjunction with a view background bitmap to provide a contiguous canvas look.

TRUE = Causes the user interface to be rendered with no borders around the applets and no spacing between the applets.

Sector0 Applet (R)(H)

The applet that appears in sector 0 of the view.


Sector1 Applet (R)(H)

The applet that appears in sector 1 of the view.


Sector2 Applet (R)(H)

The applet that appears in sector 2 of the view.


Sector3 Applet (R)(H)

The applet that appears in sector 3 of the view.


Sector4 Applet (R)(H)

The applet that appears in sector 4 of the view.


Sector5 Applet (R)(H)

The applet that appears in sector 5 of the view.


Sector6 Applet (R)(H)

The applet that appears in sector 6 of the view.


Sector7 Applet (R)(H)

The applet that appears in sector 7 of the view.


Secure (O)

A TRUE or FALSE value.

If TRUE, the Siebel Web Engine verifies that the current request used the HTTPS protocol. This prevents a client from obtaining access to a secure view by typing HTTP instead of HTTPS into their browser.

See also Admin Mode Flag.

The default is FALSE.

TRUE = All URLs to the view generated by the Siebel Web Engine specify the HTTPS protocol.

Status Text (O)(H)

Not used in this release.


Text Style (O)(H)

Defines the named text style to be used by default by all controls in the applets in the view, if the control and applet do not explicitly specify a text style.


Thread Applet (O)

The name of the applet that contains the field whose data value is used as part of the thread title.

The source field is identified by the Thread Field property.


Thread Field (O)

The name of the field of the thread applet whose data value is used as part of the thread title.

The source applet is identified by the Thread Applet property.


Thread Title (O)

The text used as the thread title label.


Title (O)

Not used.

Not applicable.

Upgrade Behavior (R)

This property is set by Siebel Systems and cannot be modified.

Indicates if the object should be ignored if the repository merge is run with the Incorporate Custom Layout option.

Admin or Null

Admin indicates that the object should be ignored. Null indicates that the object is to be processed by the Incorporate Custom Layout option.

Vertical Line Position (O)(H)

Determines the relative position of the dividing line between applets in sectors 0 to 3 versus those in sectors 4 to 7.

Primarily applicable for tree applets.

This property is especially useful for views that contain tree applets; it is desirable for the tree applet to occupy only about one-third of the width of the application. Therefore, this setting should be in the 4 to 8 range; otherwise, one applet or the other is likely to be distorted by stretching or compression.

Valid value range is between 0 and 12. A value of 0 is all the way to the left, 12 is all the way to the right, and 6 is in the middle.

The default is 6.

Visibility Applet (O)

Identifies which of the applets in the view is the one where visibility is controlled. Usually this is the list (upper) applet in a list-form view or the master applet in a master-detail view.

The Visibility Applet property must be set to the master applet of the given view.

This property is used in conjunction with Visibility Applet Type.

For more information, read Visibility Settings.


Visibility Applet Type (O)

The visibility mode that is applied to the applet indicated in the Visibility Applet property.

This property can be overridden by the View Web Template's Applet Visibility Type property.

For more information, read Visibility Settings.

Valid values are All, Catalog, Group, Manager, Organization, Personal, Sales Rep, and Sub Organization.

Admin Mode Flag

If the view is in Admin mode, then the following restrictions for the business components used by the applets of the view are ignored: no insert, no merge, and no update. However, if these restrictions are set at the applet level rather than the business component level, or if a field has a Read Only value of TRUE, the Admin mode does not circumvent them.

In Admin Mode the user can display every record, even those with no primary team member designated. This is distinct from All visibility, which shows all records that have a primary team member designated. The Account Administration view, Opportunity Administration view, and Product Administration view are examples of Admin mode views.

A conflict may arise on a view with the Admin Mode property set to True if the underlying business component has visibility configured on a Multi Value Link (MVL) and Multi Value Field (MVF) and either Force Active set at the business component level or Force Active set on the visibility MVF.


The implementation of HTTPS is external to the Siebel Web Engine. HTTPS is negotiated by the browser and the Web Server. The Siebel Web Engine only specifies that HTTPS be used for a particular view. Therefore, any server that is expected to provide secure views must have HTTPS enabled.

Visibility Settings

A view not set up with visibility settings (the properties Visibility Applet and Visibility Applet Type are blank) means the following:

When navigating from another view to this view without visibility settings using the Show drop-down list, the queries context and record focus are kept from the previous view, assuming that the same business components and search specifications are relevant.

However, when navigating to a view without visibility settings using the Site Map or the Screen Tabs, the view behaves as if the most restrictive visibility would apply to this view. (Normally this means Personal or Sales Rep visibility, depending on the corresponding visibility settings of the business component of the view's Thread Applet property.)

See Also

Screen View
View Report
Hidden Object Types and Properties

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