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

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7.4 Classifying a Page

Oracle Portal provides a number of methods for ensuring that your users can locate information. Methods include searchable metadata values, such as an object's author, its keywords, or its classification. Oracle Portal provides categories and perspectives for classifying the purpose and target audience of a page and its content. Users can run a search against one or more categories or perspectives. The search returns a dynamically assembled list of links to all objects classified under those categories and perspectives.

The creation of categories and perspectives is one of the tasks a page group administrator performs in the course of setting up a page group. This task is discussed at length in Section 5.3, "Setting Up Content Classification".

This section provides information on how to apply categories and perspectives to pages. It includes the following sub-sections:

For information on creating a custom search to find specified categories or perspective, see Chapter 16, "Working with Search Portlets".

7.4.1 Assigning a Category to a Page

Note:

For information on how to create your own categories, see Section 5.3, "Setting Up Content Classification".

You can assign one category to a page to classify its content. Your users can perform searches based on the category to find a particular type of content. Specify a category for Standard, URL, and PL/SQL pages, or custom pages that are based on these page types.

To categorize a page:

  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 that owns the page to which to assign a category.

    By default, the Page Groups portlet is located on the Build tab of the Portal Builder page.

  4. Under the Pages heading in the Layout & Appearance section, click the link to the page.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  5. Click the Page: Properties link in the toolbar at the top of the page.

  6. On the resulting page, click the Optional tab to bring it forward, and go to the Optional Page Properties section.

  7. From the Category list, choose the category that best describes the purpose or content of the page.

    You can choose only one category.

  8. Click OK to save your changes and return to the page.

7.4.2 Assigning Perspectives to a Page

Note:

For information on how to create your own perspectives, see Section 5.3, "Setting Up Content Classification".

You can assign one or more perspectives to a page to classify its content. Your users can perform searches based on those perspectives to find a particular type of content. Specify perspectives for Standard, URL, and PL/SQL pages, or custom pages that are based on these page types.

To apply one or more perspectives to a page:

  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 that owns the page to which to assign perspectives.

    By default, the Page Groups portlet is located on the Build tab of the Portal Builder page.

  4. In the Layout & Appearance section, under the Pages heading, click the link to the page.

    This opens the page in Edit mode.

  5. Click the Page: Properties link in the toolbar at the top of the page.

  6. On the resulting page, click the Optional tab to bring it forward, and go to the Optional Page Properties section.

  7. Select one or more perspectives from the Available Perspectives list, and click the Move icon that points to the Displayed Perspectives list.

    To select multiple perspectives:

    • In Windows operating systems, hold down the Control key and click multiple perspectives, then click the Move icon.

    • In UNIX operating systems, click one or more perspectives, and click the Move icon.

    • Click the Move All icon to move all Available Perspectives to Displayed Perspectives.

    Use the Move icons to the right of the Displayed Perspectives list to control the display order of the selected perspectives.

  8. Click OK to save your changes and return to the page.