Adding Cards

The icons you see on the application Home page are called cards. Cards are specific to each functional area of the application. Each card navigates users to the corresponding area, where other information is displayed as one or more tabbed pages. You can create single page or multiple page (tabular) cards.

You can also group cards into clusters. See Grouping Cards into Clusters.

To add cards to a navigation flow:

  1. Open the Navigation Flow page and click the name of the navigation flow you want to edit. See Viewing and Working with Navigation Flows.
  2. To add an existing card to the navigation flow, click Navigation Flow Actions Icon, click Add Existing Card/Cluster, and then select a card. If there is an existing card you want to add from another subscription, click Navigation Flow Actions Icon, click Add Existing Card/Cluster, select the target subscription under My Connections, and then choose the card you want to add to your navigation flow.

    Note the following:

    • Cards can't be directly selected from Narrative Reporting and Profitability and Cost Management using the Add Existing Card/Cluster option.

    • Cards that are added from another navigation flow or from another subscription will display the localized labels that were defined in the source navigation flow. To update the card labels in your navigation flow, on the Home page, click Tools, and then click Artifact Labels. See "Specifying Artifact Labels" in your Administering guide.

  3. To add a new card to the navigation flow, click Navigation Flow Actions Icon, click Add Card, and then select details for the new card:
    • Name—Enter a label for the card.

      Note:

      Ensure that you adhere to the naming restrictions outlined in Viewing and Working with Navigation Flows.

    • Visible—Select whether the card is visible to users on the Home page.

    • Cluster—If clusters exist, select a cluster for the card or select None.

    • Icon—Select the graphic that will be displayed for the card you're creating. Choose from the available graphics provided in the graphics library.

    • Content—Select from the following options:

      • Page Type—Select a single page or a multiple page (tabular) format.

      • Artifact—Click Choose Artifact icon to select an artifact in the Artifact Library; for example, if the artifact is a form, then select the specific form from the artifact listing. Available artifacts include simple forms, dashboards, and financial reports. To select an artifact from another subscription, select the target subscription under My Connections, and then choose the artifact you want to add.

        Note:

        Composite forms are not supported in navigation flows. Oracle recommends that you create a dashboard instead.

      • Orientation—For a card with a tabular page format, select Vertical or Horizontal.

    • For a page with a tabular format, add new or existing tabs and sub tabs. See Adding Tabs to a Tabular Page.

  4. Click Save and Close.

To reload a navigation flow to view design time changes, see Reloading a Navigation Flow.