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Guidelines for Reusing a Predefined View

To decide to reuse or create a view, use the following guidelines:

  • If the requirements for a new view closely align with a predefined view, but require simple changes, such as changing the view title, or moderate layout changes, such as displaying a different applet or adding a toggle, then you can modify the predefined view.
  • For a view that consolidates two predefined views, it is recommended that you modify one of the predefined views, and then use the Responsibility Administration screen to remove visibility to the redundant view.
  • If the requirements for a view do not align with a predefined view and require significant changes to the predefined view, then you can create a new view. Typically these views implement new functionality that your implementation requires. For example, you might need a view to display new business objects or business components. In these situations, it is easier to maintain and upgrade a new custom view rather than modifying a predefined view.
  • If you copy an object, then use the Upgrade Ancestor property. For more information, see Guidelines for Using the Upgrade Ancestor Property.

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