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Oracle® Application Express Application Builder User's Guide
Release 4.2

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5.1 About Using Websheet Applications

This section describes interface elements common to all Websheet applications.

Topics:

5.1.1 Navigating Between Websheet Pages and 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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Using Navigation Sections

Websheets can contain multiple pages. Many Websheets include dynamically generated navigation sections. 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, simply select it. Click Expand All to view all pages and page subsections and 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 expand or hide a section, click the arrow to the left of a section name.

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5.1.2 About Language

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Clicking the Language button displays the Select Language section of Websheet Properties page. Options include:

  • Language - Select the language used when running this application. Users can only select from the languages installed into Oracle Application Express. If cookies are enabled in your web browser, this language preference is written to a cookie and controls your language preference for all Websheet applications on this instance. The language list is determined by the translated versions of Oracle Application Express which are installed.

  • Territory - Select the territory preference used when running this application. This controls how dates, numbers, and calendars display by default. If cookies are enabled in your browser, this territory preference is written to a cookie and controls your territory preference for all Websheet applications on this instance.

5.1.3 About the Help Link

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Clicking the Help link 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. Note the content in this online Help system is also covered within this guide.

5.1.4 About Builder Link

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The Builder icon only displays if you run your Websheet from Application Builder. Click the Builder icon to return to the Application Builder home page.

5.1.5 About Logout Link

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

5.1.6 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 result displays, you can control the search by selecting or deselecting the search options in the Search region which displays on the right side of the page.

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To refresh the view, click the Search button.

5.1.7 About the Control Panel

The Control Panel displays on the right side of most Websheet pages. This region includes commands that are also available on the Create, Edit, and View menus. 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: