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A.2 Base Attributes

The attributes described in this section are included with Oracle Portal:

For information about creating your own attributes, see Section 5.2.1, "Working with Attributes".

A.2.1 Base Content Attributes

Table A-2 lists the base attributes that can be used to store information about an item or page. For information about how to add these attributes to page and item types, see Section 5.2.3.2, "Editing a Page Type" and Section 5.2.2.2, "Editing an Item Type".

Table A-2 Base Content Attributes

Attribute: Contains:

Author

The name of the author of the item.

When you add an Author attribute to a custom item type, you can use the tag #USER# as the default attribute value. This displays the current user's name. Note that you cannot use the #USER# tag with custom page types.

Category

The name of the category to which the item or page belongs.

Character Set

The character set used for the item if it is other than that used for the database.This attribute is available only for file- and URL-type items. It is available for use with Base File- and Base URL- base item types. It comes with a list of values (wwv_system.charset_values). It is especially useful for facilitating searches in portals that commonly use multibyte character sets. This is because, for searches to run correctly, content must be converted into the database character set so that it may be indexed. This conversion can occur only when the content's character set is known.

For more detail, see Maximizing AUTO_FILTER Performance in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Portal.

Description

A short text description of the item or page.

Display Name

The display name of the item or page.

Display Option

Information about how the item or portlet is displayed:

  • Item Displayed Directly In Page Area

  • Link That Displays Item In Full Browser Window

  • Link That Displays Item In New Browser Window

The option Item Displayed Directly In Page Area applies to file-type items with a MIME type of text/html or text/plain, and PL/SQL, text, and URL item types.

The Display Option attribute can be added to any custom item type except the ones based on Base Item Link, Base Portlet Instance, and Base None.

Display Parameter Form

Information determining whether a portlet's parameter form should display.

Enable Item Check-Out

Information about whether or not the item can be checked out and checked in. This provides document control, allowing groups of users to edit items and not overwrite each other's work. Users cannot edit items that are checked out by another user.

Expiration Period

Information about how long an item should be displayed on a page.

Image

The image associated with the item or page. If no image is associated, nothing is displayed.

Image Alignment

Information about where the item image should appear in the page. See Table 13-1, "Item Image Alignment Options" for descriptions and examples of image alignment options.

Item Type Icon

The icon and Alt text that represent the item type.

Values are provided for the following MIME types: doc, exe, gif, html, htm, jpg, mpeg, pdf, ppt, rtf, txt, wav, xls, zip. For other item types, this attribute displays the values entered for the item types' Image and Display Name attributes. When no image is provided, this attribute displays the built-in basetype icon.

Keywords

Keywords that describe the content or purpose of the item or page. When a user performs a search, the user's search criteria is compared to the keywords to find a match.

Link That Displays Item In New Browser Window

The link associated with an item that, when clicked, displays the item in a second browser window, leaving the first browser window, from which the link was clicked, open.

MIME Type

The MIME type of file- and URL-type items.

By default, the MIME type of file- and URL-type items is determined by your browser.

Use this attribute to ensure that the correct MIME type is assigned to items in your portal. A misidentified MIME type can cause file download problems and unnecessary filtering (during the indexing process). Filtering content unnecessarily can impact the speed and efficiency of portal searches. For more detail, see Maximizing AUTO_FILTER Performance in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Portal.

Name

An internal name for the item. If this is not explicitly set, it is defaulted to the item's file name (for file-based items, such as files, images, and Zip files), Display Name, or globally unique ID (GUID).

When the Name is explicitly set, it is used (in lieu of the File Name, Display Name, or GUID) in the formation of path-based URLs.

Notes:

A default value is not required; however, if you plan to specify a default value for the Name attribute, do not use a constant value, such as Your name here. Two or more items on the same page cannot have a common name; consequently, providing a static default value for the Name field results in an error when at least two users accept the default. Instead, consider creating a function that returns a unique value and supplying that as the default.

All files uploaded in support of an item retain the same file name across all versions and translations of that item. When a new document file with a different file name from the other versions is uploaded (for example, for a new version of the item), then all files for all versions and translations of that same attribute (for example, the file name attribute) are renamed to match the new file name. This is not only true for documents, it is also true for images, Zip files, or any other file type that is uploaded in support of an item.

Oracle Reports Components

The Oracle Reports component to associate with the object.

Perspectives

The names of the perspectives associated with the item or page.

PL/SQL Execute Options

PL/SQL execute options secure the PL/SQL code so that it is executed or parsed by a selected database schema. Use this attribute to explicitly select the database schema that executes the PL/SQL item: the Public schema or a specified database schema. The Public schema is the default.Use this attribute for item types that are based on the PL/SQL base item type.

Portal Template

The Portal Template for items to be used in lieu of the template that was assigned at the page level. This attribute is available for custom item types that are based on one of the following item types: text items, PL/SQL items, URL items, and all file items of the type text/html or text/plain.

This attribute displays on the Edit Item page under the following circumstances:

  • A Portal Template for items is defined for the page group or the Shared Objects page group.

  • The option Allow items on this page to use a different Portal Template is selected for the page on which the item is placed (Page Properties/Items tab).

Notes:

When you create custom item types, the Portal Template attribute sometimes appears to allow its placement on the Add Item wizard. In fact, this attribute can be displayed only in the Edit Item wizard, and only for the item types mentioned in the first paragraph of this description.

When property inheritance rules (set at the page group level) are set to copy property settings from the page, rather than from the page group, all sub-pages of a page where you apply an item template also inherit the parent page's item template setting. Subsequent changes to the template setting cascade to the sub-pages under the page on which you change the setting. The option Allow items on this page to use a different Portal Template is exempted from this behavior. When changes to item template settings on the parent page cascade to sub-pages, any change to the Allow items on this page to use a different Portal Template setting do not also cascade.

Publish Date

The date (in the format, DD-MON-YYYY HH12:MI PM) when the item is published on the page, that is, when the item is visible to users in View mode

Rollover Image

The second image associated with the item or page. This image is displayed whenever a user moves the mouse cursor over the original image.

Rollover images work only on item types that are displayed as links. For example, they can be used successfully with URL item types, and file-type items that are displayed as links. Rollover images do not display with items that are not displayed as links, such as images, file- and text-type items displayed in place, and so on.

Version Number

A number indicating the version of the currently displayed item.

If you plan to specify a default value for the Version Number attribute, do not use a constant value, such as 2. Because an item cannot have, for example, two versions named '2' on the same page, providing a static default value for the Version Number field will result in an error. Instead, consider creating a function that returns a unique value and supplying that as the default.

See also, Section 14.12.3, "Using Your Own Version Numbering Scheme".

Versions

The Versions icon. Users can click this icon to view other versions of the item.

Note: This attribute displays only for items that have multiple versions.


A.2.2 Base Display Attributes

Table A-3 lists the base attributes that can be used to display information about an item or portlet. For information about how to display these attributes on a page, see Section 10.2.9, "Changing the Attributes Displayed in a Region".

Table A-3 Base Display Attributes

Attribute: Displays:

<Blank Line>

Inserts a blank line between attributes as specified, unless the subsequent attribute has no value. In this case, the Blank Line attribute is ignored to avoid unnecessary white space. See also, Hard Blank Line.

<Hard Blank Line>

Inserts a blank line between attributes as specified regardless of whether any subsequent attributes have values. See also, Blank Line.

<Hard Space>

Inserts a blank space between attributes as specified regardless of whether any subsequent attributes have values. See also, Space.

<Space>

Inserts a blank space between attributes as specified unless the subsequent attribute has no value. In this case, the Space attribute is ignored to avoid unnecessary white space. See also, Hard Space.

Associated Functions

Links to functions associated with the item if the item is of a custom type that includes function calls.

Author

The name of the author of the item.

When you add an Author attribute to a custom item type, you can use the tag #USER# as the default attribute value. This displays the current user's name. Note that you cannot use the #USER# tag with custom page types.

Category

The name of the category to which the item or page belongs.

Character Set

The character set used for the item if it is other than that used for the database.This attribute is available only for file- and URL-type items. It is available for use with Base File- and Base URL- base item types. It comes with a list of values (wwv_system.charset_values). It is especially useful for facilitating searches in portals that commonly use multibyte character sets. This is because, for searches to run correctly, content must be converted into the database character set so that it may be indexed. This conversion can occur only when the content's character set is known.

For more detail, see Maximizing AUTO_FILTER Performance in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Portal.

Create Date

The date when the item or portlet was added to the page.

Creator

The user name of the user who added the item or portlet to the page.

When you add a Creator attribute to a custom item type, you can use the tag #USER# as the default attribute value. This displays the current user's name.

Date Updated

The date when the item or portlet was last updated.

Description

The short text description of the item or page.

Display Name

The display name of the item or page. See also the entries under Link.

Document Size

The size of the uploaded file.

Note: This attribute applies only to File and Simple File items, or items of a type based on the Simple File item type.

Expire Date

The date (in the format, DD-MON-YYYY HH12:MI PM) when the item is due to expire.

Gist

The Gist icon. Users can click this icon to display an overview of the item created by Oracle Text.

Note: This attribute displays only if Oracle Text is enabled and only for File and Simple Files items, or items of a type based on the Simple File item.

Help URL

The Help icon next to the portlet icon. Users can click this icon to display help for the portlet.

Note: This attribute is appropriate only for Portlet Repository pages, and displays only if the portlet developer specified a help URL for the portlet.

Image

The image associated with the item or page. If the item does not have an associated image, nothing is displayed. See also image-related entries under Link.

Image URL

The image icon. Users can click this icon to display a preview of the portlet.

Note: This attribute is appropriate only for Portlet Repository pages, and displays only if the portlet developer specified a preview image URL for the portlet.

Item Content

The content of the item. This attribute is meant for use with items displayed in place, that is, items whose Display Option is set to Item Displayed Directly In Page Area. It enables you to arrange the display order of the item's content in relation to the other attributes selected for display. For example, placing the Item Content attribute after the Description attribute in the region's list of displayed attributes causes the Description to display ahead of the item's content.

In the absence of an Item Content attribute, the item's content displays after all the other specified attributes.

Notes:

This attribute displays only for Text, Simple Text, and Simple PL/SQL items, or items of a type based on the Simple Text or Simple PL/SQL item types, as well as File-type items with the MIME type text/plain or text/html.

The value of the Display Option attribute overrides this attribute setting. Items that display as links (that is, items marked for display in a full browser window or in new browser window) are not affected by the presence or absence of the Item Content attribute in the region.

Item Type Icon

The icon and Alt text that represent the item type.

Values are provided for the following MIME types: doc, exe, gif, html, htm, jpg, mpeg, pdf, ppt, rtf, txt, wav, xls, zip. For other item types, this attribute displays the values entered for the item types' Image and Display Name attributes. When no image is provided, this attribute displays the built-in basetype icon.

Keywords

Keywords that describe the content or purpose of the item or page. When a user performs a search, the user's search criteria is compared to the keywords to find a match.

Last Updated By

The user name of the user who last updated the item or portlet.

Link -Display Name

The display name of the item or portlet as a link pointing to the item or portlet content. This attribute uses the object's path-based URL.

Note: The display name does not link when the Displayed Directly In Page Area display option is selected for the item or portlet.

Link - Display Name (durable)

The display name of the item or portlet as a link pointing to the item or portlet content.

This attribute differs from the Display Name Link attribute in that it uses the durable URL of the item rather than the path-based URL.

Note: The display name does not link if the Displayed Directly In Page Area display option is selected for the item or portlet.

Link - Image

The image associated with the item as a link pointing to the item content. If the item does not have an associated image, nothing is displayed. This attribute uses the object's path-based URL.

Note: This image does not link if the Item Displayed Directly In Page Area display options is selected for the item.

Link - Image (durable)

The image associated with the item as a link pointing to the item content. If the item does not have an associated image, nothing is displayed. This attribute uses the object's durable URL.

Note: This image will not be a link if the Item Displayed Directly In Page Area display options is selected for the item.

Link -Image and Display Name

The image and display name of the item or portlet as links pointing to the item or portlet content. If the item has both a display name and an image, these will appear next to each other. If the item does not have an associated image, only the display name appears. This attribute uses the object's path-based URL.

Notes:

  • The display name and image will not be links if the Display Directly In Page Area display option is selected for the item or portlet.

  • Portlets cannot have associated images, so for portlets only the display name is displayed.

  • When a page link item is selected to display in a region with this attribute selected, and the user has provided an image but no display name for the item, after an upgrade this attribute is displayed as the title of the target page along with the original uploaded image. If this is not the desired effect, select the attribute Link - Image OR Display Name for the affected region. This results in just the image being displayed.

Link - Image and Display Name (durable)

The image and display name of the item or portlet as links pointing to the item or portlet content. If the item has both a display name and an image, these will appear next to each other. If the item does not have an associated image, only the display name will appear. This attribute uses the object's durable URL.

Notes:

The display name and image do not link if the Displayed Directly In Page Area display option is selected for the item or portlet. Portlets cannot have associated images, so for portlets, only the display name is displayed.

Link - Image or Display Name

The image associated with the item as a link pointing to the item content. If the item does not have an associated image, the display name is displayed instead. This attribute uses the object's path-based URL.

Note: The image or display name do not link if the Item Displayed Directly In Page Area display option is selected for the item.

Link - Image or Display Name (durable)

The image associated with the item as a link pointing to the item content. If the item does not have an associated image, the display name is displayed instead. This attribute uses the object's durable URL.

Note: The image or display name will not be links if the Item Displayed Directly In Page Area display option is selected for the item.

MIME Type

The MIME type of file- and URL-type items.

The conditions that determine the display text include:

  • For items associated with a file of a recognized MIME type, this attribute displays the text that identifies the MIME type, for example, Adobe Portable Document Format.
    The recognized MIME types are: doc, exe, gif, html, htm, jpg, peg, pdf, ppt, rtf, txt, wav, xls, zip.

  • For other items, this attribute displays the value entered for the item type's Display Name attribute.

When the page group is displayed in a non default language, the text is translated automatically when a translation is available in the language. For example:

  • Translations for recognized MIME types and built-in item types are available.

  • Translation for a custom item type is available when a translation is provided for the item type's Display Name attribute.

New Item Indicator

The New icon. Users can click this icon to display a list of all the new content in the page group.

Note: An item or portlet is considered new for the number of days specified in the page group Icon Display Period setting. See Section 5.5.4, "Displaying the New and Updated Icons". The display period applies to both the New and Recently Updated icons. You cannot set a different display period for the individual icons. This means that, from time to time, an item or portlet may show a New and a Recently Updated icon simultaneously.

Perspectives

The names of the perspectives associated with the item or page.

Portlet Content

The portlet itself if the Item Displayed Directly In Page Area display options is selected.

Portlet Id

The ID of the portlet.

Note: This attribute is appropriate only to portlets.

Property Sheet

The Property Sheet icon. Users can click this icon to view the properties of an item or portlet.

Provider Id

The ID of the provider.

Note: This attributes is appropriate only for portlets.

Provider Name

The name of the provider.

Note: This attribute is appropriate only for portlets.

Publish Date

The date (in the format, DD-MON-YYYY HH12:MI PM) when the item is published on the page, that is, when the item is visible to users in View mode.

Rollover Image

The second image associated with the item or page. This image is displayed whenever a user moves the mouse cursor over the original image on a navigation bar or tab.

Rollover images work only on item types that are displayed as links. For example, they can be used successfully with URL item types, and file-type items that are displayed as links. Rollover images will not display with items that are not displayed as links, such as images, file- and text-type items displayed in place, and so on. This is also a content attribute.

Subscribe

The Subscribe or Unsubscribe icon. Users can click the Subscribe icon to subscribe to an item and be notified, through the Notification portlet, when it is updated. Users can click the Unsubscribe icon to unsubscribe from an item to which they had previously subscribed.

Note: The Subscribe icon displays only if approvals and notifications are enabled for the page group.

Themes

The Themes icon. Users can click this icon to display the nouns and verbs appearing most often within an item.

Note: This attribute displays only if Oracle Text is enabled and only for File and Simple File items, or items of a type based on the Simple File item type.

Translations

A list of the languages in which the item or portlet is available.

Updated Item Indicator

The Recently Updated icon. Users can click this icon to display a list of all recently updated content in the page group.

Note: An item or portlet is consider recently updated for the number of days specified in the page group Icon Display Period setting. See Section 5.5.4, "Displaying the New and Updated Icons". The display period applies to both the New and Recently Updated icons. You cannot set a different display period for the individual icons. This means that, from time to time, an item or portlet may show a New and a Recently Updated icon simultaneously.

Version Number

A number indicating the version of the currently displayed item.

If you plan to specify a default value for the Version Number attribute, do not use a constant value, such as 2. Because an item cannot have, for example, two versions named '2' on the same page, providing a static default value for the Version Number field will result in an error. Instead, consider creating a function that returns a unique value and supplying that as the default.

See also, Section 14.12.3, "Using Your Own Version Numbering Scheme".

Versions

The Versions icon. Users can click this icon to view other versions of the item.

Note: This attribute displays only for items that have multiple versions.

View As HTML

The View As HTML icon. Users can click this icon to view an HTML version of an item.

Note: This attribute displays only if Oracle Text is enabled and only for File and Simple Files items, or items of a type based on the Simple File item type.

View As HTML With Highlight

The View AS HTML With Highlight icon. Users can click this icon to view search results content in HTML with the search criteria highlighted.

Note: This attribute displays only if Oracle Text is enabled and only for File and Simple File items, or items of a type based on the Simple File item type. Additionally, this attribute display only on search results pages.


A.2.3 Base Search Result Display Attributes

Table A-4 lists the base attributes that can be used to display information with search results. For information about how to display these attributes on a page, see Section 16.3.4.3, "Customizing Search Results".

Table A-4 Search Result Display Attributes

Attribute: Displays:

<Blank Line>

Inserts a blank line between search result attributes as specified, unless the subsequent attribute has no value. In this case, the Blank Line attribute is ignored to avoid unnecessary white space. See also, Hard Blank Line.

<Hard Blank Line>

Inserts a blank line between search result attributes as specified regardless of whether any subsequent attributes have values. See also, Blank Line.

<Hard Space>

Inserts a blank space between search result attributes as specified regardless of whether any subsequent attributes have values. See also, Space.

<Space>

Inserts a blank space between search result attributes as specified unless the subsequent attribute has no value. In this case, the Space attribute is ignored to avoid unnecessary white space. See also, Hard Space.

Associated Functions

Links to functions associated with the item if the item is of a custom type that includes function calls. See Section 16.3.4.4, "Using Custom Item Types to Customize Search Results".

Author

The name of the author of the item.

When you add an Author attribute to a custom item type, you can use the tag #USER# as the default attribute value. This displays the current user's name. Note that you cannot use the #USER# tag with custom page types.

Category

The name of the category to which the item or page belongs.

Character Set

The character set used for the item if it is other than that used for the database.This attribute is available only for file- and URL-type items. It is available for use with Base File- and Base URL- base item types. It comes with a list of values (wwv_system.charset_values). It is especially useful for facilitating searches in portals that commonly use multibyte character sets. This is because, for searches to run correctly, content must be converted into the database character set so that it may be indexed. This conversion can occur only when the content's character set is known.

For more detail, see Maximizing AUTO_FILTER Performance in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Portal.

Create Date

The date when the item or portlet was added to the page.

Creator

The user name of the user who added the item or portlet to the page.

Date Updated

The date when the item or portlet was last updated.

Description

The short text description of the item or page.

Display Name

The display name of the item or page. See also the entries under Link.

Document Size

The size of the uploaded file.

Note: This attribute applies only to File and Simple File items, or items of a type based on the Simple File item type.

Expire Date

The date (in the format, DD-MON-YYYY HH12:MI PM) when the item is due to expire.

Gist

The Gist icon. Users can click this icon to display an overview of the item created by Oracle Text.

Note: This attribute displays only if Oracle Text is enabled and only for File and Simple Files items, or items of a type based on the Simple File item.

Help URL

The Help icon next to the portlet icon. Users can click this icon to display help for the portlet.

Note: This attribute is appropriate only for Portlet Repository pages, and displays only if the portlet developer specified a help URL for the portlet.

Image

The image associated with the item or page. If the item does not have an associated image, nothing is displayed. See also image-related entries under Link.

Image URL

The image icon. Users can click this icon to display a preview of the portlet.

Note: This attribute is appropriate only for Portlet Repository pages, and displays only if the portlet developer specified a preview image URL for the portlet.

Item Type Icon

The icon and Alt text that represent the item type.

Values are provided for the following MIME types: doc, exe, gif, html, htm, jpg, mpeg, pdf, ppt, rtf, txt, wav, xls, zip. For other item types, this attribute displays the values entered for the item types' Image and Display Name attributes. When no image is provided, this attribute displays the built-in basetype icon.

Keywords

Keywords that describe the content or purpose of the item or page. When a user performs a search, the user's search criteria is compared to the keywords to find a match.

Last Updated By

The user name of the user who last updated the item or portlet.

Link -Display Name

The display name of the item or portlet as a link pointing to the item or portlet content. This attribute uses the object's path-based URL.

Note: The display name does not link when the Displayed Directly In Page Area display option is selected for the item or portlet.

Link -Image and Display Name

The image and display name of the item or portlet as links pointing to the item or portlet content. If the item has both a display name and an image, these will appear next to each other. If the item does not have an associated image, only the display name appears. This attribute uses the object's path-based URL.

Notes:

  • The display name and image will not be links if the Display Directly In Page Area display option is selected for the item or portlet.

  • Portlets cannot have associated images, so for portlets only the display name is displayed.

  • When a page link item is selected to display in a region with this attribute selected, and the user has provided an image but no display name for the item, after an upgrade this attribute is displayed as the title of the target page along with the original uploaded image. If this is not the desired effect, select the attribute Link - Image OR Display Name for the affected region. This results in just the image being displayed.

Link - Image or Display Name

The image associated with the item as a link pointing to the item content. If the item does not have an associated image, the display name is displayed instead. This attribute uses the object's path-based URL.

Note: The image or display name do not link if the Item Displayed Directly In Page Area display option is selected for the item.

MIME Type

The MIME type of file- and URL-type items.

The conditions that determine the display text include:

  • For items associated with a file of a recognized MIME type, this attribute displays the text that identifies the MIME type, for example, Adobe Portable Document Format.
    The recognized MIME types are: doc, exe, gif, html, htm, jpg, peg, pdf, ppt, rtf, txt, wav, xls, zip.

  • For other items, this attribute displays the value entered for the item type's Display Name attribute.

When the page group is displayed in a non default language, the text is translated automatically when a translation is available in the language. For example:

  • Translations for recognized MIME types and built-in item types are available.

  • Translation for a custom item type is available when a translation is provided for the item type's Display Name attribute.

New Item Indicator

The New icon. Users can click this icon to display a list of all the new content in the page group.

Note: An item or portlet is considered new for the number of days specified in the page group Icon Display Period setting. See Section 5.5.4, "Displaying the New and Updated Icons". The display period applies to both the New and Recently Updated icons. You cannot set a different display period for the individual icons. This means that, from time to time, an item or portlet may show a New and a Recently Updated icon simultaneously.

Page

The name of the page associated with the search result.

Page Group

The name of the page group associated with the search result.

Perspectives

The names of the perspectives associated with the item or page.

Property Sheet

The Property Sheet icon. Users can click this icon to view the properties of an item or portlet.

Publish Date

The date (in the format, DD-MON-YYYY HH12:MI PM) when the item is published on the page, that is, when the item is visible to users in View mode.

Score

The Oracle Text relevancy score, rating how each result matches the search words.

Subscribe

The Subscribe or Unsubscribe icon. Users can click the Subscribe icon to subscribe to an item and be notified, through the Notification portlet, when it is updated. Users can click the Unsubscribe icon to unsubscribe from an item to which they had previously subscribed.

Note: The Subscribe icon displays only if approvals and notifications are enabled for the page group.

Themes

The Themes icon. Users can click this icon to display the nouns and verbs appearing most often within an item.

Note: This attribute displays only if Oracle Text is enabled and only for File and Simple File items, or items of a type based on the Simple File item type.

Translations

A list of the languages in which the item or portlet is available.

Updated Item Indicator

The Recently Updated icon. Users can click this icon to display a list of all recently updated content in the page group.

Note: An item or portlet is consider recently updated for the number of days specified in the page group Icon Display Period setting. See Section 5.5.4, "Displaying the New and Updated Icons". The display period applies to both the New and Recently Updated icons. You cannot set a different display period for the individual icons. This means that, from time to time, an item or portlet may show a New and a Recently Updated icon simultaneously.

Version Number

A number indicating the version of the currently displayed item.

Versions

The Versions icon. Users can click this icon to view other versions of the item.

Note: This attribute displays only for items that have multiple versions.

View As HTML

The View As HTML icon. Users can click this icon to view an HTML version of an item.

Note: This attribute displays only if Oracle Text is enabled and only for File and Simple Files items, or items of a type based on the Simple File item type.

View As HTML With Highlight

The View AS HTML With Highlight icon. Users can click this icon to view search result content in HTML with the search criteria highlighted.

Note: This attribute displays only if Oracle Text is enabled and only for File and Simple File items, or items of a type based on the Simple File item type. Additionally, this attribute display only on search results pages.


A.2.4 Base Searchable Attributes

Table A-5 lists the attributes of items, pages, categories, and perspectives that are searchable. See also Section 2.2.1, "Searching For Content".

Some of the attributes are searched when the user enters a search term, and some attributes are only searchable if a user chooses to filter the search results by the attribute. For details see Figure A-1, "Searchable Attributes - Oracle Text Enabled" and Figure A-2, "Searchable Attributes - Oracle Text Disabled".

Note:

When Oracle Text is enabled in your portal the content of items are searched too. This means that your search is extended to documents/files uploaded to the portal, and the Web pages that URLs (in URL attributes) point to.

Table A-5 Searchable Attributes

Attribute: Displays:

Author

The name of the author of the item.

Enter #USER# to search for the current user's name.

Base Item Type

The seeded item type on which an item is based.

Category

The name of the category to which an item or page belongs.

When searching for categories, this attribute is ignored.

Character Set

The character set used for an item.This attribute is available only for file- and URL-type items. It is available for use with Base File- and Base URL- base item types. It comes with a list of values (wwv_system.charset_values). It is especially useful for facilitating searches in portals that commonly use multibyte character sets. This is because, for searches to run correctly, content must be converted into the database character set so that it may be indexed. This conversion can occur only when the content's character set is known. For more detail, see Maximizing AUTO_FILTER Performance in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Portal.

Note: To search for files/URLs items by Character Set, the item type of the files/URLs must include the Character Set attribute.

Create Date

The date when an item or portlet was added to a page.

Enter #TODAY# to search for items created today. Additionally, you can specify #TODAY#+n or #TODAY#-n, where n is an integer. For example, #TODAY#+7.

Creator

The user name of the user who added an item or portlet to the page.

Enter #USER# to search for the current user's name.

Date Updated

The date when an item or portlet was last updated.

Enter #TODAY# to search for items updated today. Additionally, you can specify #TODAY#+n or #TODAY#-n, where n is an integer. For example, #TODAY#+7.

Description

The short text description of an item, page, category, or perspective.

Display Name

The display name of an item, page, category, or perspective. See also the entries under Link.

Expire Date

The date (in the format, DD-MON-YYYY HH12:MI PM) when an item is due to expire.

Enter #TODAY# to search for items expiring today. Additionally, you can specify #TODAY#+n or #TODAY#-n, where n is an integer. For example, #TODAY#+7.

File Name

The file name of file-based items, such as files, images, and Zip files.

The File Name attribute is not searchable if Oracle Text is disabled.

Notes: All files uploaded in support of an item retain the same file name across all versions and translations of that item. When a new document file with a different file name from the other versions is uploaded (for example, for a new version of the item), then all files for all versions and translations of that same attribute (for example, the file name attribute) are renamed to match the new file name. This is not only true for documents, it is also true for images, Zip files, or any other file type that is uploaded in support of an item.

Item Type

The item type.

Keywords

Keywords that describe the content or purpose of an item or page. When a user performs a search, the user's search criteria is compared to the keywords to find a match.

Last Updated By

The user name of the user who last updated an item or portlet.

Enter #USER# to search for the current user's name

MIME Type

The MIME type of file- and URL-type items.

Note: To search for files/URL items by MIME type, the item type of the files/URLs must include the MIME type attribute.

This attribute ensures the correct MIME type is assigned to items in your portal. A misidentified MIME type can cause file download problems and unnecessary filtering (during the indexing process). Filtering content unnecessarily can impact the speed and efficiency of portal searches. For more detail, see Maximizing AUTO_FILTER Performance in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Portal.

Name

The internal name for an item or page. If this is not explicitly set, this attribute defaults to the item's file name (for file-based items, such as files, images, and Zip files), Display Name, or globally unique ID (GUID).

Perspectives

The names of the perspectives associated with an item or page.

When searching for perspectives, this attribute is ignored.

Publish Date

The date (in the format, DD-MON-YYYY HH12:MI PM) when an item is published on the page, that is, when the item is visible to users in View mode.

Enter #TODAY# to search for items published today. Additionally, you can specify #TODAY#+n or #TODAY#-n, where n is an integer. For example, #TODAY#+7.

URL

The URL defined using a URL item.

Note: The URL attribute is not searchable if Oracle Text is disabled.

Version Number

A number indicating the version of an item.


Figure A-1 Searchable Attributes - Oracle Text Enabled

Searchable attributes - Oracle Text enabled

Figure A-2 Searchable Attributes - Oracle Text Disabled

Searchable attributes - Oracle Text disabled