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Release 4.2

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2.2 About Using Websheets

This section describes interface elements common to all Websheet applications.


2.2.1 Using Breadcrumbs and Navigation Sections

A breadcrumb displays at the top of every Websheet page. Positioning the mouse over the home breadcrumb displays a submenu of links to all Websheet pages. To view another page, click the child breadcrumb entry.

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About Navigation Sections

Websheets can contain multiple pages. Each navigation section includes a hierarchical tree that enables you to navigate between pages or page sections.

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Click the arrows on the left to expand or collapse the tree. To link to a specific section or page, click it. Click Expand All to view all pages and page subsections. Click Reset to return the tree to the default display. To learn more, see "About Navigation Sections".

Showing and Hiding Page Sections

You can hide and show page sections. To hide and show a section, click the arrow to the left of a section name.

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2.2.2 About Online Help

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A Help button displays in the upper right corner of each page. Clicking Help displays a small Help system that provides an overview of Websheet functionality. Available tabs include: About, Overview, Access Control, Markup Syntax, Data Grid, Application Content, and FAQ.


The content of this online Help system is also covered in depth in "About Websheet Applications" in Oracle Application Express Application Builder User's Guide.

2.2.3 About the Logout Link

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To log out of a running Websheet, click Logout in the upper right corner. The Login page appears. To return to Application Builder, click Return to Development.

2.2.4 About Websheet Search

The Search Websheet field displays in the upper right of each Websheet page.

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Use Search Websheet to perform case insensitive searches of application content. Search results display in a report.

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Once the search results display, use the Search region on the right side of the page to control what content to search. Searchable Content options include:

  • Page Name

  • Page Alias

  • Page Description

  • Section title

  • Section content

  • File Name, Alias, Description

  • Tags

  • Notes

  • Data Grid Data

To refresh the view, click the Search button.

2.2.5 About the Control Panel

The Control Panel displays on the right side of most Websheet pages. To hide or display the Control Panel, click the arrow to the right of the region title.

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The Websheet Control Panel contains the following options: