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    Oracle Application FrameworkPersonalization Guide

    Release 12

    Part No. B31347-01

    December 2006

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    Oracle Application Framework Personalization Guide, Release 12

    Part No. B31347-01

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    Preface

    1 Customization Primer

    Customization Overview .......................................................................................................... 1-1Configuration ............................................................................................................................ 1-2Personalization .......................................................................................................................... 1-4Extensibility ............................................................................................................................... 1-7Interoperability ......................................................................................................................... 1-9

    2 Personalizing OA Framework Applications

    Branding .................................................................................................................................... 2-1Customizing Look-and-Feel (CLAF) ......................................................................................... 2-4Icons ......................................................................................................................................... 2-26Responsibilities and Menus ................................................................................................... 2-27Messages .................................................................................................................................. 2-27Lookup Codes ..........................................................................................................................2-27Style Sheets ..............................................................................................................................2-28

    3 Personalizing Your Pages and PortletsOverview ................................................................................................................................... 3-1Personalization Levels ...............................................................................................................3-2OA Personalization Framework Features ................................................................................. 3-5Profile Options Used By OA Personalization Framework .......................................................3-8

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    4 Administrative-Level Personalizations

    Overview ................................................................................................................................... 4-1Creating Admin-Level Personalizations ................................................................................... 4-3

    Using the Page Layout Personalization Page .......................................................................4-6Using the Page Hierarchy Personalization Page ................................................................ 4-16Examples: Creating New Items Using the Personalization UI ........................................... 4-23

    Function-Level Personalizations ............................................................................................. 4-26Known Issues .......................................................................................................................... 4-27Related Information ................................................................................................................ 4-28

    5 Administrative-Level Personalization User Interface

    Overview ................................................................................................................................... 5-2Focused Page Hierarchy Personalization Page ......................................................................... 5-2

    Choose Personalization Context Page .......................................................................................5-5Personalize Page ........................................................................................................................ 5-8Create Query Page ................................................................................................................... 5-16Page Hierarchy Personalization Page: Expanded Search Region ...........................................5-18Update Layout Page .................................................................................................................5-21Reorder Contents Page ............................................................................................................ 5-22Add Content Page .................................................................................................................... 5-24Create Content Page ................................................................................................................ 5-26Create Item Page ...................................................................................................................... 5-26Update Item Page .................................................................................................................... 5-47

    Manage Personalization Levels Page ...................................................................................... 5-49Extract Translation Files Page ................................................................................................. 5-51Upload Translations Page ....................................................................................................... 5-52Translate Page ..........................................................................................................................5-53Choose Languages Page .......................................................................................................... 5-54Personalize Views Page ...........................................................................................................5-55Create View, Update View, and Duplicate View Pages .........................................................5-57Rename Columns / Totaling Page ........................