Defining Action Menu Items

To define action menu items:

  1. From the Home page, click Navigator Navigator icon, and then under Create and Manage, click Action Menus.
  2. Select a menu and then click Edit Menu icon.
  3. Select the menu item, and then click Edit Menu Item or Add Sibling.
  4. Define the menu item:

    Table 18-3 Edit Menu Item Options

    Item Description

    Menu Item

    Enter a unique name containing only alphanumeric and underscore characters, with no special characters or spaces


    Enter text to be displayed when the menu is selected. Spaces and special characters are allowed. Menu labels display in the user interface. Labels can be text or can reference a resource variable by name. For example, to set a menu’s label to File, set it to File directly or to the name of a resource, such as LABEL_FILE, which can be localized.


    This option is not currently supported.


    Select the menu item type to determine available properties.


    No properties are available for Menu Header.

    • URL—Navigate to the specified URL.

    • Form—Launch a selected form. The member selection context for the member, page, and POV is retained when users right-click in the source form. If the target form contains these dimension members on the page, its page is set to match the context. When launched from the web, the form opens in the web; when launched from Oracle Smart View for Office, the form opens in Smart View. Action menus referencing forms enabled as flex forms will open these forms as flex forms in Smart View and as simple forms in the web.

    • Business Rule—Launch the selected business rule.

    • Manage Approvals—Move to Manage Approvals to work with approval units

    • Menu Header—Create a menu under which you can create children menu items. To display a separator bar on the menu at this item, enter one hyphen as the Label. In this case, the Required Dimension list isn't available.

    • Previous Form—Create a menu that returns the user to the previous form.

    • Copy Version—Create a menu that opens Copy Version to enable the user to copy data for the current form.

    Required Parameters

    Select a dimension and member, or select an option for where the menu item displays: Point of View, Page, Row, Column, Members Only, Cell Only. For example, if you select Account, users can right-click Account members on a form to open the menu. If you select Row, the menu is available when users right-click a row. Selecting None makes the menu available whenever the user right-clicks in the form.


    In Smart View, for action menus attached to forms (simple forms or flex forms), the Page and POV options are not supported.
  5. Define menu item properties, which differ for menu item types:

    Table 18-4 Options for Menu Item Types

    Type Options


    1. In URL, enter the complete URL to which to direct the user. For example: http:// server name /HFM/Logon/HsvLogon.asp.

    2. Select Use Single Sign-on to append the SSO token to the URL.

    3. Select Include Context in URL to include the context.


    1. In Form Folder, select the folder containing the destination form.

    2. In Form, select the form.

    3. In Required Parameters, select a dimension; in Members, select a member.

    Business Rule

    1. In Cube, select the cube for which the business rule is available.

    2. In Business Rules, select the business rule to launch.

    3. In View Type, select how to display runtime prompt pages:

      • Classic View—Use the default application view

      • Streamline View—Display each runtime prompt on a different line

    4. Optional: In Window Title, enter a title to display instead of Runtime Prompts.

    5. Optional: In OK Button Label, enter the text to display for the OK button.

    6. Optional: In Cancel Button Label, enter the text to display for the Cancel button.

    7. Optional: In Launch Confirmation Message, enter text to display when the business rule is invoked, but before it's launched. This option enables Service Administrators to provide meaningful messages to users about the consequences of launching business rules.

    Manage Approvals

    Specify the approval unit to which the user is directed by selecting a scenario and a version.

    Previous Form

    Enter the name of the menu item that will return the user to the previous form.

    Copy Version

    Enable end users to use Copy Version to copy form data for the current form, including supporting details, annotations, cell text, and cell documents to another version. Select the following default values:

    1. In Scenario, select the scenario from which to copy.

    2. In Copy From, select the version that contains the data to copy.

    3. In Copy To, select the version to which to copy the data.

  6. Click Save.