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About Siebel Configurator UI Properties

A UI property is a named variable and its value. UI properties modify the display of an item in Siebel Configurator. You define a UI property by selecting the desired item and then defining one or more UI properties for it.

There are two types of UI properties:

  • Predefined UI properties, such as Hide, are Siebel-provided UI properties that perform special functions. For more information, see About Predefined UI Properties.
  • User-defined UI properties are those that you define and then insert into a Web template to control the display characteristics of an item. For more information, see Using User-Defined UI Properties.

The Properties view displays all the items in the customizable product:

  • Product Name
  • Attribute
  • Relationship
  • Group
  • Linked Item
  • Resource

To use the Properties view, you select an item in the customizable product and then define a UI property for the item in Item Display Properties. Each record in Display Properties has two fields. The first contains the name of the UI Property variable. The second field contains the value you want to assign to the variable. This value is what displays in the configuration session.

Observe the following guidelines when defining UI properties:

  • The relationship between an item and a UI variable name is one-to-one. You cannot define multiple UI properties for an item, each with the same variable name.
  • An item can have multiple UI property definitions, each for a different UI variable. An example of this would be an item that appears in multiple locations within a customizable product.
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