11.10 Editing a Style

Editing a style involves almost the same steps you take in creating one. The main differences are in how you access the style and in which style attributes are available for revision.

To edit a style:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Click the Build tab to bring it forward.

  3. From the Page Groups portlet's Work In drop-down list, select the page group that owns the style to be edited.

    By default, the Page Groups portlet is located on the Build tab of the Portal Builder page.

  4. Under Styles in the Layout & Appearance section, click the style to be edited.

    This opens the Edit Style page.


    If the style is not included in those listed in the Page Groups portlet, click the More … link that displays at the end of the list of styles.
  5. Click the Main tab to bring it forward.

    The attributes available on the Main tab vary a little from the attributes available when you first create the style. Notably, the Main tab includes Name and Description attributes.

    The Name attribute differs from the Display Name attribute both in the way Oracle Portal uses it and in the rules that govern which characters can be used in its formation. Oracle Portal uses the Name internally. The default value in the Name field is taken from the Display Name provided when the style was created. The value is truncated to 65 characters and any spaces and special characters are discarded. Use only alphanumeric characters (A to Z, a to z, and 0 to 9) and underscore (_)

    For example, if the Display Name is R&D Style, the Name is RDSTYLE.

    The Name must be unique within its page group and the Shared Objects page group. Use up to 65 characters.

  6. If you wish, enter a description of the style in the Description field.

    The style description is available to view when users edit the style. It is not exposed anywhere else.

  7. Click the Properties tab to bring it forward.

    Edit the style properties as described in the previous sections, including:

  8. Click the Main tab to bring it forward, then click the Clear Cache link.

    Clearing cache removes all cache entries associated with this style, making the changes you have made take effect immediately.

  9. Click OK when you are done.