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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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14.1 Understanding Items

An item is something more than its content. For example, a file item includes the file as well as information about the file, also known as item attributes. A file item's attributes can include its display name, author, publish date, expiration date, representative image, display setting, and so on. Each seeded item type includes a set of relevant attributes for which you provide values when you upload content to your portal. These values can be used in content searches to locate items with a particular author, keyword, publish date, classification—any attribute value associated with the item.

You will find a list of the base item types available out of the box from Oracle Portal in Appendix A, "Oracle Portal Seeded Objects".

Oracle Portal provides many item-related features that support document collaboration among different users and groups. These include: