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The Task View is a type of view that is made up of either task applets and or standard ad-hoc applets that contain a playbar for a user to navigate forwards and backward throughout a task. The task view is based on transient business components.
For information about implementing a task view in your application, see Configuring Task Views.
Most Siebel users have become accustomed to ad-hoc views. These are traditional Siebel views that consist of the form, list, tree, or chart applet types. In an ad-hoc view, the user has the freedom to navigate through the records using a variety of navigational techniques, including the scroll bar, drilldowns, screen tabs, view drop-downs. These types of views can contain a superset of the fields and controls that the user needs to accomplish a business function.
The ad-hoc type of view gives the user increased freedom, yet requires the user to be more knowledgeable and presents a higher probability of making mistakes. In contrast, a task view is targeted toward exactly what the user needs to accomplish. The task view contains a playbar applet that allows the user to traverse through the business function. Additionally, a task view typically contains fewer fields, controls, and applets to minimize exposure and reduce the opportunity for mistakes.