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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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A.4 Base Item Types

Table A-7 and Table A-8 list the base item types that are included in Oracle Portal by default. Table A-9 lists the built-in custom item types. For information about extending these item types to meet your requirements, see Section 5.2.2.2, "Editing an Item Type". For information about how to create your own item types, see Section 5.2.2, "Working With Item Types".

Table A-7 Base Content Item Types

Item Type Description

Base File

Uploads a file and stores it in the page group.

Base Image Map

Uploads an image and allows contributors to identify areas within the image that users can click to go to different URLs.

Base Image

Uploads an image and stores it in the page group.

Base PL/SQL

Executes PL/SQL code and displays the results.

Base Page Link

Links to another page in the page group.

Base Text

Displays text (up to 32KB).

Base URL

Links to another Web page, Web site, or document.

Base Item Link

Links to another content item (file, text, URL, image, and the like) within a page group and displays the content of that item or a link to the content, depending on the source's display option.

Base Item Placeholder

Identifies where the content from items that use a Portal Template for items will display in relation to the rest of the template content. Select default content for the Item Placeholder; choose from file items of type text/html or text/plain, text items, PL/SQL items, and URL items.


Table A-8 Base Navigation Item Types

Item Type Description

Portal Smart Link

Adds a Smart Link (and associated image) to the page. A Smart Link is a link that users can click to access areas of the portal quickly, such as Account Information, Advanced Search, Contact Information, Help, and Home.

This item type is included by default in newly created page groups.

Login/Logout Link

Adds a links or icon to the page that users can click to log in or log out of the portal.

This item type is included by default in newly created page groups.

Basic Search Box

Adds a basic search box (and associated image) to the page in which users can enter search criteria. The contributor can specify whether users of the search box can search all page groups or only a specific page group.

List of Objects

Adds a list of objects (pages, categories, and perspectives) that the contributor specifies to the page. The contributor can choose to display this list as a drop down list or as links (with or without associated images).

Portal Smart Text

Adds Smart Text, such as the current date, current users, or current page to the page.

Object Map Link

Adds a map of objects available in the portal.

Page Path

Adds the page path to the page. The contributor can choose the number of levels for the path, and the character that separates the path levels.

Page Function

Adds a page function to the page. If there are no page functions associated with the current page, this item type is not available to the content contributor.


Table A-9 Built-in Custom Item Types

Item Type Description

Simple File

Based on the Base File item type, this item type contains very few attributes.

Simple Image Map

Based on the Base Image Map item type, this item type contains very few attributes.

Simple Image

Based on the Base Image item type, this item type contains very few attributes.

Simple Item Link

Based on the Base Item Link item type, this item type contains very few attributes.

Simple PL/SQL

Based on the Base PL/SQL item type, this item type contains very few attributes.

Simple Page Link

Based on the Base Page Link item type, this item type contains very few attributes.

Simple Text

Based on the Base Text item type, this item type contains very few attributes.

Simple URL

Based on the Base URL item type, this item type contains very few attributes.

File

Similar to the Simple File item type, except with more attributes.

This item type is included by default in newly created page groups.

Image

Similar to the Simple Image Map item type, except with more attributes.

This item type is included by default in newly created page groups.

Item Placeholder

Identifies where item content is displayed (on a Portal Template for items) in relation to the rest of the template content.

You cannot extend the Item Placeholder item type.

PL/SQL

Similar to the Simple PL/SQL item type, except with more attributes.

Page Link

Similar to the Simple Page Link item type, except with more attributes.

This item type is included by default in newly created page groups.

Text

Similar to the Simple Text item type, except with more attributes.

This item type is included by default in newly created page groups.

URL

Similar to the Simple URL item type, except with more attributes.

This item type is included by default in newly created page groups.

Zip File

Uploads a zip file, which users can then unzip within the page group as a method of uploading many files in a single operation.

This item type is included by default in newly created page groups.