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

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4.4 Configuring a Page Group's Page Edit Modes

You can create default views for users who are editing pages within a page group. When users enter page Edit mode, the views you configure here display. Additionally, you can choose to hide or show various Edit mode controls and select the information to be displayed in Edit mode List view. All of these controls are available on the Configure tab of page group properties.

This section describes how to define your users' editing experience for all pages in a given page group.

To configure a page group's page Edit modes:

  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 for which you will configure the Edit mode.

  4. Click the Configure link.

  5. Click the Configure tab to bring it forward.

  6. Under Edit Modes, click the Edit link next to Current Selection.

  7. Under Edit Mode Types, select the edit modes to make available to users.

    Choose from:

    • GraphicalMakes the Graphical view of page Edit mode available as a selection for users with page edit privileges. Graphical view displays page content as it appears on the finished page. Users can add and delete regions in this mode.

    • LayoutMakes the Layout view of page Edit mode available as a selection for users with page edit privileges. Layout view enables users to focus on region manipulation without the distraction of page content. Though users can also hide, show, delete, or move content from this view.

    • ListMakes the List view of page Edit mode available as a selection for users with page edit privileges. List view lists the items, tabs, and sub-pages associated with the page. Portlets are not listed. You can perform additional configurations of List view in the List View Properties and List View Column Selection sections.

  8. Under Default Edit Modes, select the view of page Edit mode you want users to enter by default when they edit pages and navigation pages in this page group.

    Under Default Edit Mode for Pages and Default Edit Mode for Navigation Pages, choose from:

    • Graphical—When users click an Edit link, the Graphical view of page Edit mode displays.

    • Layout—When users click an Edit link, the Layout view of page Edit mode displays.

    • List—When users click an Edit link, the List view of page Edit mode displays.

  9. Under Mobile Preview, select or deselect Allow Mobile Preview Link.

    • Select this option when you want users to be able to see an approximation of how a page might display when accessed from a mobile device. When you check this box, a Mobile: Preview link displays at the top of the page in page Edit mode.

    • Leave this option clear when you do not want to give users this control.

  10. Under List View Properties, next to List View Page Size, enter the number of rows to display when viewing a page in the List view Edit mode.

    If the number of objects on the page is greater than the number of rows specified here, users can click a Next link to view more objects.

    Note:

    The page size you set here also sets the page size for the other bulk action pages, including bulk actions for:

    • Pages

    • Categories

    • Perspectives

  11. Under List View Column Selections, select the columns of information to display for the items, tabs, and sub-pages listed in List view (see Table 4-1, "List View Column Selection Options"):

    • Hidden Columns—Lists the columns that are not displayed in the List view of page Edit mode for pages in this page group. To display a column, select it and click the Move icon to move it to the Visible Columns list.

    • Visible Columns—Lists the columns that are displayed in the List view of page Edit mode for pages in this page group. Use the Move Up and Move Down icons to change the order in which the visible columns display. To remove a column, select it and click the Remove icon.

A Reset to Defaults button displays after changes are applied to this page. This button resets Edit Mode configuration to agree with the Edit Mode configuration defined for the Shared Objects page group. Subsequently, this page group inherits changes made to the Shared Objects page group Edit Mode configuration until this page group's Edit Mode configuration settings are changed again.

List View Column Selection Options

Table 4-1 lists and describes the column selection options available to List view of page Edit mode.

Table 4-1 List View Column Selection Options

Column Description

Author

Displays the name of the user who uploaded or created the object. Author names are truncated to 25 characters in List view. Hover the mouse over the ellipse (...) for names longer than 25 characters. The ellipse's Alt text displays the full author name.

The Author attribute is populated automatically for things like tabs and sub-pages. In contrast, for items a value for the Author attribute must be explicitly entered by the user who uploads the items to the portal.

Category

The classification category assigned to the object.

Checkable

Indicates whether Item Check Out is enabled for an item.

Check Out By

Lists the user who has the item checked out.

Check Out Date

Lists the date the item was checked out.

Creator

The user who created/uploaded the object.

Date Updated

Displays the date the object was last updated.

Description

Displays the description of the object. When the description is longer than 30 characters, an ellipse (...) displays at the end of the description. Hover the mouse over the ellipse (...) to view the full description.

Display Name

Displays the name of the item, tab, or sub-page. Click an item name to view the item. Click a tab or sub-page name to drill down to a List View of the tab or sub-page. Some item types, such as Smart Text, Page Path, Basic Search box, and List of Objects, do not have links on their display names.

Display names are truncated to 30 characters in List View.

Pending, rejected, draft, deleted, hidden, and expired items are displayed in red. Active items are displayed in black.

Notes:

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

  • Hover the mouse over the icon next to each Display Name to see the file name of file items, the URL of URL items, and the item's type for all other types of items. Icons next to sub-pages reveal the sub-page's internal name, and icons next to tabs reveal the tab's object type (that is, Tab).

  • For Zip File items, click the icon to unzip the file's content into the current page group.

Expiration Date

The date the object expires, typically specified when the object was created or uploaded to the portal.

File Name

For file-based objects, such as documents or images, the name of the uploaded file, for example sales_notes.txt.

Last Updated By

Indicates which user last updated the item.

Path

This column heading displays only when List View is displaying the results of a search. It displays the path of the page that hosts the related item or sub-page. Click the path to go to the host page.

When the path is longer than 30 characters, an ellipse (...) displays at the beginning of the path. Hover the mouse over the ellipse to view the full path.

Procedures

Provides a drop-down list of the procedures associated with an item type. Users select a procedure from the list, then call the procedure by clicking its associated icon, which appears next to the list. If no icon is set up, a default icon is used (one for HTTP and one for PL/SQL types) with a link to the call. All Procedure calls open up in the same window as the List View, and upon return, all drop-down lists are reset.

Publish Date

The date the object is published to the portal. This is usually determined by the person who created/uploaded the object.

Size

Displays the size (in kilobytes) of uploaded files.

Status

Displays the current status of the object, for example, Active, Pending, Rejected, Draft, Deleted, Hidden, or Expired.

Note: When an item is pending approval, click the Pending status link to go to the Status page for the item (for submitters) or the Approval page for the item (for approvers).

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

Type

Displays the type of object.

URL

Displays the URL of URL-type items. Display is truncated to 30 characters, with the full URL given in the display's Alt text. The displayed URL links to its target.

Version

Displays the number of the current version of the item. If there is more than one version, click the number to go to the Available Versions page where you can view, edit, or delete previous versions, or change the current version of the item if you have the appropriate privilege to do so.