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

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14.11 Expiring Items

You can set an expiration period for an item so that the item automatically expires at the specified time, or you can expire an item instantly.

In some cases, expired items may be restored after the expiration period. For more information, see Section 14.11.4, "Restoring an Expired Item".

This section describes how to set the expiration details for an item, how to expire one or more items simultaneously, and how to un-expire items. It includes the following subsections:

Note:

If there are multiple versions of an item, all versions expire when the expiration period is reached.

14.11.1 Setting the Expiration Details for an Item

To set expiration details for an item:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Go to the page that contains the item for which to set an expiration date.

    For information on locating a page through the Page Groups portlet, see Section 8.1, "Locating Pages in Oracle Portal".

  3. Click the Edit link at the top of the page.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  4. Click the Edit icon beside the relevant item (Figure 14-32).

    Figure 14-32 The Edit Item Icon

    Edit Item icon
  5. In the Expiration Period section, choose whether this item is always available, available only for a specified number of days, or if it expires on a certain date and time.

    Use the format DD-MON-YYYY HH12:MI PM; for example:

    02-DEC-2010 02:02 PM
    
  6. Click OK.

14.11.2 Expiring a Single Item

To expire one item instantly:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Go to the page that contains the item to be expired.

    For information on locating a page through the Page Groups portlet, see Section 8.1, "Locating Pages in Oracle Portal".

  3. Click the Actions icon beside the item to be expired (Figure 14-33).

    Figure 14-33 The Actions Icon

    Actions icon
  4. On the Select Action page, click the Expire link.

The expired item no longer displays in View mode. It displays in Edit mode only when the page group setting Display Unpublished, Expired, and Deleted Items In Edit Mode is selected.

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

14.11.3 Expiring Multiple Items Instantly

To expire multiple items instantly:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Go to the page that contains the items to be expired.

    For information on locating a page through the Page Groups portlet, see Section 8.1, "Locating Pages in Oracle Portal".

  3. Click the Edit link at the top of the page.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  4. Click the List editing view in the toolbar at the top of the page.

  5. Select the items that you want to expire, then select Expire from the Actions drop-down list.

  6. Click Go.

The expired item no longer displays in View mode. It displays in Edit mode only when the page group setting Display Unpublished, Expired, and Deleted Items In Edit Mode is selected.

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

14.11.4 Restoring an Expired Item

Your page group can be set up to display expired items in Edit mode and allow such items to be restored. If the restore option is not available, check with your page group administrator.

To restore an expired item:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Go to the page that contains the item to be restored.

    For information on locating a page through the Page Groups portlet, see Section 8.1, "Locating Pages in Oracle Portal".

  3. Click the Edit link at the top of the page.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  4. Click the Actions icon beside the relevant item (Figure 14-34).

    Figure 14-34 The Actions Icon

    Actions icon
  5. Click the Un-Expire link.

You can un-expire multiple items in the List editing view.