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

Part Number E10235-03
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7.3 Viewing Information About Pages and Page Content

Viewing a property sheet is a convenient and quick way to display page properties or item and portlet attributes. Each page and each item and portlet on the page has its own property sheet. Property sheets provide detailed information about a page, an item, or a portlet.

Though all property sheets have properties in common, displayed properties vary according to the object type. For example, a page property sheet lists the page contact. This information is not specifically relevant to portlets and items, and neither portlet nor item property sheets include it. In contrast, all property sheets display the object's display name, description, and classification.

The property sheets discussed in this section differ from the ones you can view by right-clicking the object and selecting Properties from the resulting menu. The right-click properties are generated by your operating system. The ones discussed here are generated by your portal.

This section explains how to expose and access page, item, and portlet property sheets. It includes the following subsections:

You must be logged on with the appropriate page or item level privilege to see the property sheet icon.

Note:

If your page does not contain these icons, your page designer has not selected the Property Sheet attribute for display in the page region. See Section 10.2.9, "Changing the Attributes Displayed in a Region" and Section 13.6.6, "Adding a Portal Smart Link Item".

7.3.1 Viewing Page Property Sheets

The page property sheet provides a quick look at some useful information about the page or tab from which it is accessed. This includes the page's or tab's path-based and durable URLs, the page's assigned contact, its current caching option, whether the page is also published as a portlet, and so on.

To access the page property sheet:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Click the Build tab to bring it forward.

  3. From the Page Groups portlet Work In drop-down list, select the page group that owns the relevant page.

    By default, the Page Groups portlet is located on the Build tab of the Portal Builder page.

  4. Under the Pages heading in the Layout & Appearance section, click the link to the relevant page.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  5. In the top left corner of the page toolbar, click the Page Properties icon (Figure 7-2).

    Figure 7-2 Page Properties Icon

    Page Properties icon

    This opens the page property sheet (for example, Figure 7-3).

    Figure 7-3 Example Page Property Sheet

    Page Properties sheet
    Description of "Figure 7-3 Example Page Property Sheet"

  6. Click the Close button to close the property sheet window.

You can also place the Smart Link Property Sheet in any item region to get a look at a combination of page and region properties. When the Smart Link is placed on a tab, the URL and durable URL listed in the property sheet are for the tab. You can use these URLs to target the page with the current tab selected.

Note that the style listed in this property sheet is always the style of the containing page and not the style applied to the region. This is true even when the region that contains a Property Sheet Smart Link uses a style different from the style used on the containing page. For information on adding a Smart Link to a page, see Section 13.6.6, "Adding a Portal Smart Link Item".

7.3.2 Viewing Portlet Property Sheets

The portlet property sheet provides a quick look at some useful information about a portlet. This includes the portlet's provider, the applied display and cache options, the portlet's description, and so on.

To access a portlet property sheet:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Click the Build tab to bring it forward.

  3. From the Page Groups portlet Work In drop-down list, select the page group that owns the page that contains the portlet.

    By default, the Page Groups portlet is located on the Build tab of the Portal Builder page.

  4. In the Layout & Appearance section, under the Pages heading, click the link to the page that contains the relevant portlet.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  5. Click the Property Sheet icon associated with the relevant portlet (Figure 7-4).

    This icon does not display by default. The portlet region must be configured to display it.

    Figure 7-4 The Property Sheet Icon

    Property Sheet icon

    The portlet's property sheet displays in a secondary window (Figure 7-5).

    Figure 7-5 Example Portlet Property Sheet

    Example portlet property sheet
    Description of "Figure 7-5 Example Portlet Property Sheet"

    If the Property Sheet icon does not display next to the relevant portlet, the Property Sheet attribute is probably not exposed in the display settings for the region that contains the portlet (or included in the HTML template that is applied to the region). For information on displaying attributes through region display settings, see Section 10.2, "Configuring Region Display Options". For information on displaying attributes through an HTML template, see Chapter 12, "Providing a Standard Look and Feel" and Appendix E, "Substitution Tags for HTML and Unstructured UI Templates".

  6. Click the Close button to close the property sheet window.

7.3.3 Viewing Item Property Sheets

The item property sheet provides a quick look at useful information about an item. This includes the item's durable URL, display option, description, and so on.

To access an item property sheet:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Click the Build tab to bring it forward.

  3. From the Page Groups portlet Work In drop-down list, select the page group that owns the page that contains the item.

    By default, the Page Groups portlet is located on the Build tab of the Portal Builder page.

  4. In the Layout & Appearance section, under the Pages heading, click the link to the page that contains the relevant item.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  5. Click the Property Sheet icon associated with the relevant item (Figure 7-6).

    This icon does not display by default. The item region must be configured to display it.

    Figure 7-6 The Property Sheet Icon

    Property Sheet icon

    The item's property sheet displays in a secondary window (Figure 7-7).

    Figure 7-7 Example Item Property Sheet

    Item property sheet
    Description of "Figure 7-7 Example Item Property Sheet"

    If the Property Sheet icon does not display next to the relevant item, the Property Sheet attribute is probably not exposed in the display settings for the region that contains the item (or included in the HTML template that is applied to the region). For information on displaying region attributes, see Section 10.2, "Configuring Region Display Options". For information on displaying attributes through an HTML template, see Chapter 12, "Providing a Standard Look and Feel" and Appendix E, "Substitution Tags for HTML and Unstructured UI Templates".

  6. Click the Close button to close the property sheet window.