To edit page properties:
Log in to Oracle Portal.
Click the Build tab to bring it forward.
From the Page Groups portlet's Work In drop-down list, select the page group that owns the page to be edited.
By default, the Page Groups portlet is located on the Build tab of the Portal Builder page.
Under Pages in the Layout & Appearance section, click the name of the relevant page.
If the page is a Standard type page, this opens the page in Edit mode. Click the Page: Properties link in the toolbar at the top of the page.
For other types of page, this takes you directly to the Edit Page page.
If the page is not included in those listed in the Page Groups portlet, click the More Pages link that displays at the end of the list.
If the page is a sub-page, drill down through the resulting list of pages until you reach the point where your page is listed. Click the Properties link next to the page, and skip the next step in this process.
Move from tab to tab, and edit properties as desired:
Main—Change the name or display name of the page; add a description; select page caching options; and specify the page assembly timeout.
The Name attribute differs from the Display Name attribute both in the way Oracle Portal uses it and in the rules that govern which characters can be used in its formation. Oracle Portal uses the name in the formation of path-based URLs. It is also used in instances when the page is viewed outside of Oracle Portal, for example, when it is viewed through a WebDAV client.
The default value in the Name field is taken from the display name provided when the page was created. The value is truncated to 60 characters and any special characters are discarded. Discarded characters include:
& # % \ / : * ? < > | , "
For example, if the display name is
Research & Development, the name is
The name is case sensitive. It must be unique among all pages, sub-pages, and first-level tabs in the page group. Oracle Portal checks the value of the Name field for uniqueness and appends a number in cases where another object at the same level in the page group's page hierarchy has the same name.
For additional information about the naming rules that apply to pages and other portal objects, see Appendix D, "Object Naming Rules in Oracle Portal."
For information on page caching and page assembly timeout options, see Chapter 21, "Improving Page Performance."
URL—Change the URL referenced by a URL page.
PL/SQL—Change the PL/SQL code for a PL/SQL page.
JSP Source—Change the JSP file for a JSP page.
Template—Select a different template. For more information, see Section 126.96.36.199, "Applying Portal Templates for Pages" or Section 188.8.131.52, "Applying an HTML Page Skin."
Style—Select a style to define the colors and fonts to use for the page. For more information, see Section 11.8.1, "Applying a Style to a Page."
Access—Define who can access the page and what level of control they have over the page. For more information, see Section 17.5, "Securing Pages."
Items—Specify the item versioning level; portal template assignment; WebDAV default item types; and default region for placing content. For more information, see:
Optional—Publish the page as a portlet; specify the page contact, category, keywords, perspectives, images, and sub-page display details. For more information, see Section 8.5.1, "Publishing a Page as a Portlet" and Chapter 7, "Defining and Displaying Page Information."
Parameters—Set up page parameters. For more information, see Chapter 22, " Using Parameters and Events."
Events—Set up page events. For more information, see Chapter 22, " Using Parameters and Events."
Approval—Set up an approval process for the page. For more information, see Chapter 20, "Setting Up an Approval Chain."
Click OK when you are done.