16Other Common Setup and Maintenance Tasks

This chapter contains the following:

Home Page Setup

Configuring Home Page Navigation: Procedure

Use the Home Configuration page to configure the icons for infolet pages in the page control on the home page.

Prerequisites

Following are the prerequisites:

  1. From the Navigator menu, select Tools > Structure, and then click the Home Configuration tab.

  2. Activate a sandbox. If you're not in an active sandbox, click Edit in the Structure work area. You're prompted to activate a sandbox.

    Tip: If you're already in an active sandbox, then the Edit button doesn't appear in the Structure work area.

If prompted, select a customization layer to determine the scope of users that your changes affect. Once you complete your customization tasks, you can preview and test your changes, and then publish the sandbox to make your changes available to users.

Defining Settings

You can rename icons for infolet pages in the page control, change their visibility settings, and reorder them. On the Home Configuration page, you can:

  • Click the infolet name to rename it.

  • Click the Visible field for an infolet to change its visibility setting. You can show or hide the icon for the infolet page in the page control on the home page:

    • Yes: The icon for the infolet page appears in the page control.

    • No: The icon for the infolet page doesn't appear in the page control.

    • EL expression: The evaluation of the EL expression decides whether the icon for the infolet page will appear in the page control.

  • Use the Move Up and Move Down icons to adjust the relative positions of the icons for the infolet pages in the page control on the home page.

You can use profile options to define settings for the filmstrip, which you can find above all simplified pages:

  • To enable users to use the filmstrip, set the Springboard Strip Enabled profile option (FND_USE_FILMSTRIP) to Yes.

  • If the FND_USE_FILMSTRIP profile option is set to Yes, then you can display the filmstrip as expanded by default. To do so, set the Springboard Strip Expanded profile option (FND_EXPAND_FILMSTRIP) to Yes. A user can still collapse or expand the strip on any page, and once done, this profile option is set by default for subsequent sessions of that user.

Defining Home Page Appearance: Procedure

Use the Home Page Layout tab of the Appearance work area to define the appearance of the home page. To open the Appearance work area, from the Navigator menu, select Tools > Appearance. While defining the settings for the home page layout, you can preview your changes in the Preview section of the Home Page Layout page.

Prerequisites

Activate a sandbox.

Defining Home Page Appearance Using the Home Page Layout Page

Follow these steps:

  1. Select the default layout of the home page as the panel layout or the banner layout.

  2. Select one of the following options to display on the home panel:

    • Social: Displays social networking content, such as the number of followers, in the home panel

    • Announcements: Displays employee announcements in the home panel

    • Cover image: Displays the image for the main panel, which you specify on the Themes page

    • None

  3. Specify whether to display the photo in the main panel of the home page from the social network profile or from HCM.

  4. Save your changes.

FAQs for Home Page Setup

How can I post announcements on the home page?

Use the Announcements page to create, edit, and delete announcements. From the Navigator menu, select Tools > Announcements.

  • Only the announcement's content (not subject) appears on the home page.

  • If social networking features appear instead of announcements, then on the Home Page Layout page, change the home panel options to display announcements. To open this page from the Navigator menu, select Tools > Appearance, and then click the Home Page Layout tab.

  • Your changes on the Announcements page apply immediately to all users, even if you saved your changes while a sandbox is active and not yet published.

How can I rename an icon for an infolet page in the page control on the home page?

You can rename an icon for an infolet page using the Home Configuration page of the Structure work area. To open this page, select Tools > Structure from the Navigator menu, and then click the Home Configuration tab.

Global Header

How do I define whether the user image, name, or initials display in the global header?

Set the User Image Display Enabled (FND_USER_PHOTO_ENABLED) profile option. If you select:

  • No, then only the user name displays in the global header.

  • Yes, then based on the user's job role and whether the user uploaded an image, the image or initials appear in the global header.

  • For an HCM user who has uploaded an image using the My Photo page in general preferences, the user photo appears.

  • For an HCM user who hasn't uploaded an image, the user's initials appear in the global header.

  • For all other users, the My Photo page isn't available, and the user's initials appear in the global header.

Contextual Addresses

Setting Up the Mapping Service for Contextual Addresses: Points to Consider

A contextual address is marked with an orange triangle. When users hover over the triangle, an icon appears that they can click to display the address on a map. The Mapping Service for Contextual Addresses profile option determines the mapping service which you must use to display the map. Use the Manage Administrator Profile Values or Manage Application Toolkit Administrator Profile Values task in the Setup and Maintenance work area to set the profile option value.

Profile Option Default

By default, the Mapping Service for Contextual Addresses profile option has no value.

Caution: Until you enter a valid value for this profile option, users continue to get an error when they try to open a map for any contextual address.

Profile Option Value

After you find and select the Mapping Service for Contextual Addresses profile option, enter a mapping service URL in the Profile Value column, for example:

  • http://maps.google.com/maps?output=embed&q=

  • http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?where1=

  • http://bing.com/maps/?v=2&encType=1&where1=

You can include parameters in the URL. For example, to avoid a locator box in Google Maps, add &iwloc=& to the URL. So, you would enter http://maps.google.com/maps?iwloc=&&output=embed&q= as the profile value.

Privacy Statement

How can I enable the privacy statement?

In the Setup and Maintenance work area, open the Manage Applications Core Administrator Profile Values task and search for the Privacy Statement URL profile option. In the profile values section, update the Profile Value text box with the full URL of the web page containing the privacy content.

In the global header, click your user name and from the Settings and Actions menu, select About This Page. Click Privacy Statement to view the linked web page.

Setting Up for General Troubleshooting: Points to Consider

To help the help desk troubleshoot issues that users encounter in the application, users can record the issue while they reproduce it. Some advanced users might also need detailed information in the About This Page dialog box. Setting up for troubleshooting involves making sure that users have the right access, and determining how many users can record at the same time.

Access

Check with your security administrator that the appropriate users are assigned roles that inherit the following privileges:

  • Record and View Issue (FND_RECORD_AND_VIEW_ISSUE_PRIV): To create a basic recording

  • Set Issue Recording Advanced Options (FND_SET_ISSUE_RECORDING_ADVANCED_OPTIONS_PRIV): To set advanced options before starting the recording

  • View Version Information (FND_VIEW_VERSION_INFORMATION_PRIV): To see the versions that technical components of the application are on

Number of Users

Recordings are stored on servers, and by default, up to five users can record at the same time on each server. For performance reasons, you can set the Maximum Number of Users Allowed to Record Issues (ORA_FND_RECORD_ISSUE_MAX_USERS) profile option to a number lower than five.