Using Dynamic Tabs in Redwood Experience

Work on related artifacts within tabs without having to navigate away from a parent artifact.

About Dynamic Tabs

Dynamic tabs enable you to view multiple artifacts on a single page. For example, if you have a form open, you can open other related forms, and you can also open dashboards. These additional artifacts are denoted by horizontal tabs at the bottom of the page. This feature is for users who do want to view multiple artifacts simultaneously, but don't want to have multiple browser windows open. The dynamic tabs feature is available only with the Redwood theme.


You can set the theme of your Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud environment to Redwood on the Appearance page of your business process.

Screenshot with dynamic tabs displayed at the bottom of the page

Dynamic tabs terminology:

  • Dynamic Tab—A tab that is added at the bottom of the page to the right of the source tab when a related artifact is launched. Only dynamic tabs will display a close icon.

  • Source Tab—The page from where the dynamic tab was launched.

If your EPM Cloud environment includes tabs from another EPM Cloud environment, dynamic tabs are supported for those cross-environment tabs.

Considerations When Using Dynamic Tabs

  • You must be using the Redwood theme to use dynamic tabs. If you're using a theme other than Redwood for your business process, dynamic tabs are not available.

  • You can open up to 30 tabs on a page. If you attempt to open more than 30 tabs, you will see a message prompting you to close a few tabs before opening new ones.

  • Long artifact names will appear truncated on tabs.

Working with Dynamic Tabs

Source and dynamic tabs display at the bottom of the page on which you're working.

When you launch a new dynamic tab from an existing tab or listing page, the new tab is added to the right of the existing tab and the focus will move to the newly launched tab.

Dynamic tabs are preserved for the current session only. The last tab displayed is retained the next time you access the page within the same session. If you log out and then log back in, if you reload a navigation flow, or if you switch to another navigation flow, dynamic tabs will not be retained. If there is any unsaved data, you will be prompted to save it before you're able to proceed.

Each new action you perform opens a new dynamic tab. Say, for example, you perform a drill through on Form1 and then perform a drill through on Form2, this will open two dynamic tabs. If you perform another drill through on Form1, the action will relaunch the previously opened tab.

Artifacts that were launched in dynamic tabs will also be listed in your recent history on the Announcements Panel. Dynamic tabs can also be added to Favorites in the Announcements Panel.

Dynamic tabs display a close icon. If there is any unsaved data on a tab, you will be prompted to save it before closing the tab. After a tab is closed the focus will move to the tab that is to the left of the closed tab. If you are closing a tab that is not in focus, the focus remains on the tab that is currently in view. To close all dynamic tabs, right-click any horizontal tab displayed at the bottom of the page and click Close All Tabs.


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