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Creating a New Web Template

The most common reason for creating a new Web Template is to insert UI property variables in the template to change how an item in a customizable product displays. The best way to create a new Web template is to modify an existing template and save it to a new file name.

The process for setting up a new template has two steps:

  1. Create a new Web template.
  2. Add the new template to the appropriate dialog box

To create a new Web template

  1. Navigate to Product Administration.
  2. Select and lock the desired customizable product.
  3. Open the desired dialog box and locate the desired template.

    For example, if you wanted to create a new base theme template, navigate to Customizable Products > Product Versions and, click the select button in the Base Theme field to open the dialog box.

  4. In the dialog box, write down the filename of the template you want to modify.

    The filename is shown in the Template field. The filename ends in .swt.

  5. Open the Web template in a text editor, modify it as desired, and save it to a new filename.

    The Web templates are located in <install-dir>\webtempl (Windows path syntax), where <install-dir> is the path to the Siebel installation directory. The new filename must end in .swt. By convention, the filename should begin with "eCfg."

    In most cases, you will insert a UI property variable name into the template.

The next step is to add the new template to the dialog box.

To add a Web template to the dialog box

  1. Open the dialog box again.

    This is the dialog box you used to determine the filename of the template.

  2. In the dialog box, click New and fill out the form for adding a new template and click OK.
    • Name: Enter a descriptive name. For example: Modified Base Theme.
    • Template: Enter the filename of the template you created.
    • Description (Optional): Enter a brief description of the template.

      This adds the new template to the dialog box. You can now assign the new template to an item in the customizable product. For example, if you created a new base theme template, you can assign this template to the customizable product.

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