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Creating Web Applets

You can embed external Web content by creating a custom Web applet that appears on a Homepage or the Detail page for a record type.

When you create a Web applet, you must add it to the page layout for the Homepage or Detail page. For users to see that page layout, it must be assigned to an appropriate user role.

Before you begin. To perform this procedure, your role must include the Customize Application and Manage Custom Web Applets privileges.

To create a new Web applet

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click the Admin global link.
  2. In the Application Customization section, click the Application Customization link.
  3. In the Record Type Setup section, click the link for the required record type.
  4. In the Page Layout Management section, click the required record type Web Applet link.
  5. In the record type Applet list, click New.
  6. On the Web Applet page, complete the following fields.

    Field

    Comments

    Name

    Enter a name. The value in the name field appears in the title bar of the Related Information section.

    Location

    Select Homepage or Detail Page, depending on whether the external content is to appear on a homepage or on the Detail page.

Next, complete the fields according to the type of applet you require, as described in Creating Custom Web Applets.

To make the Web applet visible

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click the Admin global link.
  2. In the Application Customization section, click the Application Customization link.
  3. In the Record Type Setup section, click the link for the required record type.
  4. In the Page Layout section, click the required Page Layout link.
  5. In the Page Layout list, do one of the following:
    • Click Edit to modify an existing layout.
    • Click New Layout to create a new layout.
    • Click Copy to copy an existing layout.

      The Page Layout Wizard is displayed and guides you through the process.

      NOTE: The number of steps in the Page Layout Wizard can differ depending on the Page Layout link you click. In Step 1 Layout Name, make sure the layout has a name, and if required, a description.

  6. In Step 4 Related Information:
    1. Move the new Custom Web applet from the Available Information list to the Displayed Information list.
    2. Click the up and down arrows to position the new custom Web applet, as required.
    3. Click Finish to create the new layout.
  7. Add the page layout to user roles as required, see Adding Roles.

Related Topic

The following topic provides an example of creating a Web applet that displays a Twitter RSS feed:


Published 5/4/2012 Copyright © 2005, 2012, Oracle. All rights reserved. Legal Notices.