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IFrame Disposition Type

Use this disposition type when aspects of the external application do not allow content to be aggregated with other Siebel content. For more information, see Portal Agent Restrictions.

The IFrame disposition type uses the <iframe> tag to create an internal frame as part of the page generated by the Siebel Server. It allows the Portal Agent to retrieve content to populate the internal frame. This content does not pass through the Siebel Server, but is directly requested by the client and sent by the application server to the user's browser. Although this disposition type is not as preferable as the Inline disposition type, in most cases, it is a method that works.

The IFrame disposition type supports JavaScript and frames. Therefore, if the Inline disposition type does not work, then the IFrame option is the best option. The IFrame disposition type also supports the Session Keep Alive feature. However, it does not support session management.

The IFrame disposition type works in many cases. However, it does not work when frames displayed within the <iframe> tag refer to top-level JavaScript objects. If frames in the page that you are trying to integrate refer to top-level JavaScript objects, then you might use the Web Control disposition type instead, if it is applicable.

Contextual Navigation Between Siebel Business Applications and Oracle Business Intelligence Pages

When an Oracle® Business Intelligence (Oracle BI) page is integrated with a Siebel application through the portal framework and the portal content is dependent on the Siebel record, any change or update of the record in the Siebel application must also be reflected in the portal content. For example, for an Oracle BI applet embedded in a view with the Account List applet, its content dynamically changes at the same time that the content is changed within the Account List applet. To enable this behavior, you must do the following:

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