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Oracle® Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle Portal
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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14.10 Deleting Items and Restoring Deleted Items

This section describes how to delete one item or multiple items simultaneously and how to restore deleted items where possible. It contains the following subsections:

When you delete an item, in some cases it can be restored. Check with your page group administrator before deleting items to see if the restore option Retain Deleted Items is selected for the page group. For more information, see Section 14.10.3, "Restoring a Deleted Items".

Note:

When you delete an item that has sub-items, all of the item's sub-items are also deleted. However, items with sub-items in a non-active state cannot be deleted until the sub-item is deleted or rendered active. Non-active states include:

  • Pending

  • Pending as new but not current

  • Pending as new and current

  • Draft

  • Rejected

  • Rejected and deleted

For information on which items are accessible in what states, see Section 17.9.3, "Item URL Security".

When you delete the target of a URL-based item, such as a URL or Page Link item type, be sure to also delete or revise the URL-based item. Otherwise, users will likely see either an error message or a target they had not anticipated when they click the URL-based item.

When you delete an item with the status Draft, it is irrevocably deleted from the portal. The only way to restore the item is to add it to the page once again.

14.10.1 Deleting a Single Item

To delete one item:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Go to the page that contains the item to be deleted.

    For information on locating a page through the Page Groups portlet, see Section 8.1, "Locating Pages in Oracle Portal".

  3. Click the Edit link at the top of the page.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  4. Click the Actions icon beside the item to be deleted (Figure 14-30).

    Figure 14-30 The Actions Icon

    Actions icon
  5. Click the Delete link.

  6. Click Yes to confirm.

The items are removed from View mode, but may still be visible in Edit mode with a status of Deleted if the page group setting Display Unpublished, Expired, and Deleted Items In Edit Mode is selected. They will be removed entirely at the next system purge. For information on purging expired and deleted items, see Section 5.5.3.3, "Permanently Removing Expired and Deleted Items".

The expired item no longer displays in View mode. It displays in Edit mode only when the page group setting Display Unpublished, Expired, and Deleted Items In Edit Mode is selected.

For information on which items are accessible in what states, see Section 17.9.3, "Item URL Security".

14.10.2 Deleting Multiple Items

To delete multiple items simultaneously:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Go to the page that contains the items to be deleted.

    For information on locating a page through the Page Groups portlet, see Section 8.1, "Locating Pages in Oracle Portal".

  3. Click the Edit link at the top of the page.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  4. Click the List editing view in the toolbar at the top of the page.

  5. Select one or more items to delete.

  6. Click the Delete button.

  7. Click OK to confirm.

The items are removed from View mode, but may still be visible in Edit mode with a status of Deleted if the page group setting Display Unpublished, Expired, and Deleted Items In Edit Mode is selected. They will be removed entirely at the next system purge. For information on purging expired and deleted items, see Section 5.5.3.3, "Permanently Removing Expired and Deleted Items".

For information on which items are accessible in what states, see Section 17.9.3, "Item URL Security".

14.10.3 Restoring a Deleted Items

Your page group can be set up to retain deleted items in Edit mode and to allow deleted items to be restored. For more information, see Section 5.5.3.2, "Retaining Deleted Items".

You can restore one item at a time or multiple items simultaneously. This section provides information on restoring files both ways. It contains the following subsections:

If the restore option is not available, check with your page group administrator.

14.10.3.1 Restoring One Deleted Item

To restore a deleted item:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Go to the page that contains the item to be restored.

    For information on locating a page through the Page Groups portlet, see Section 8.1, "Locating Pages in Oracle Portal".

  3. Click the Edit link at the top of the page.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  4. Click the Actions icon next to the item to be restored (Figure 14-31).

    Figure 14-31 The Actions Icon

    Actions icon
  5. Click the Undelete link.

14.10.3.2 Restoring Multiple Deleted Items

To restore multiple deleted items simultaneously:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Go to the page that contains the items to be restored.

    For information on locating a page through the Page Groups portlet, see Section 8.1, "Locating Pages in Oracle Portal".

  3. Click the Edit link at the top of the page.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  4. Click the List link in the toolbar at the top of the page.

    This displays the page in List view of page Edit mode.

  5. Select the check boxes for all the deleted items you want to restore.

  6. Click the Undelete button next to Actions.

The status of any restored item is refreshed to the state it was in before the item was deleted, for example Active.