Navigation pages are discussed in detail in Chapter 13, "Designing Your Portal's Navigation". This section briefly covers how to create a navigation page.
To create a navigation page:
Log in to Oracle Portal.
Click the Build tab to bring it forward.
From the Page Groups portlet Work In drop-down list, select a page group to own the navigation page.
To use this navigation page in more than one page group, create it in the Shared Objects page group. However, keep in mind that to use a shared navigation page in a page group with a non-English default language, you must provide a translated version of the shared navigation page.
By default, the Page Groups portlet is located on the Build tab of the Portal Builder page.
In the Layout & Appearance section, click the Create link next to the Navigation Pages heading.
This opens the Create Navigation Page screen.
In the Display Name field, enter a Display Name for the navigation page.
Use up to 256 characters of any kind. The Display Name is used to identify the navigation page in the Page Groups portlet and the Portal Navigator.
In the Oracle Portal user interface, an asterisk (*) indicates a field that requires a value.
For a summary of the rules governing the naming of objects in Oracle Portal, see Appendix D, "Object Naming Rules in Oracle Portal".
In the Copy From list, choose a navigation page to use as a starting point for your new navigation page.
This creates a copy of the selected page. The list includes all the navigation pages in this page group on which you have at least the page privilege View.
To start with a blank navigation page, choose <None>.
Eventually you will need to publish the navigation page as a portlet so that other users can add it to their pages. However, while the navigation page is under development, you might prefer to clear this check box.
The navigation page opens in Edit mode.