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Language Dropdown list

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how can we implement Language Dropdown list in portal such dat watever language i select , my display screen should change to dat language..


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  • Posted on Apr 09, 2008 at 02:35 PM


    In the "Portal Content" area, locate the Masthead iView that your portal is using. If you don't know where it exists in the folder structure, just search for the word "masthead". Open this iView's properties, and change the following property to True:

    Show Dropdown List in Masthead: Language Personalization for Anonymous Users

    Hope this helps,


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    Posted on Apr 09, 2008 at 04:06 PM

    hi chetan,

    Setting Portal Preferences


    The portal provides each user with a customized work environment. Through the personalization tool, you can determine, among other features, the look of your portal, your logon credentials, and access to all your content sources through one logon procedure.

    Clicking Personalize in the portal header area opens a separate window that displays:

    · A list of portal elements that you can personalize

    ● The personalize page of the first item on the list

    Portal Theme

    To personalize the look and feel of your portal, choose an entry from the Select Theme dropdown list. The page displays portal user interface elements, such as buttons, fields, fonts, and so on, according to the particular theme that you chose.

    Two of the several themes provided by the portal are:

    ● High Contrast

    Specifically designed for those with visual problems, such as color blindness

    ● Tradeshow

    Works effectively with projectors and other equipment generally used during presentations

    User Profile

    The User Profile option displays a tabbed interface that lets you modify the user profile that you created in the New User Registration form when you first logged on, or lets you create one now if you have not yet done so.

    Your profile establishes your identity, providing general information, details about your position in the company, and your contact information. A user profile allows other portal users to locate you and communicate with you, and enables the administrator to better manage portal users.

    Choose Modify to make changes to your user profile.

    The profile interface also lets you set the following:

    ● Portal Language

    From the Language dropdown list on the General Information tab, select the language in which you want the portal to appear. The default language defined by the portal administrator replaces any language that the portal does not support.

    ● User Password

    To assure security for your portal, you may periodically change your password. The new password must be at least six characters long.

    ● User Mapping

    Your portal may include iViews that access data from secure systems that require your logon credentials.

    Prerequisites: You have mapping permission for the system to which you want to map.

    To provide access to a secure system, from the System dropdown list on the User Mapping for System Access tab, select the target system. Provide the User and Password that you use in the target system.

    The password is authenticated, and the portal user is mapped to the user on the secure system. This enables you to access and retrieve data without having to perform a separate logon procedure each time you access the secure system from the portal.

    User Mapping (Remote iViews)

    This option is relevant only if your organization has set up a federated portal network and you have permissions to iViews that deliver content from remote content providers.

    From the Remote Content Provider list, choose a target system and enter the User and Password of a defined user.

    WorkProtect Mode

    Some iViews and applications contain forms with editable fields for data entry. Navigating away from the active window of such an application to another page in the portal would cause the loss of any data you may have entered or work you may have performed in these iViews.

    WorkProtect Mode prevents unsaved data from being lost as a result of navigation. When you activate this feature, all navigation links are launched in a new window, keeping the active window with the unsaved data intact.

    This feature is relevant only when WorkProtect Mode has been implemented in the components to which you want to apply the functionality.

    Under Option for Handling Unsaved Data During Navigation choose your preferred setting.

    ● The option Choose action in popup on unsaved data means that you prefer to decide on a case-by-case basis.

    ● To effect the setting, restart your browser when you return to the portal.

    Personalizing Portal Pages


    Your administrator defines a default layout and the content for each page assigned to you, as well as whether or not you are allowed to change the default settings for a page.

    If you have proper authorization, you can:

    · Change the layout to any other that has been assigned to the page

    · Add other iViews that have been assigned to you but which do not appear on the page

    · Reposition the iViews on a page

    Personalization is done in the Personalize Page environment, whose tree structure displays the following two nodes:

    · Personalized Page: Lists the iViews () that are presently part of the page, including iViews that have been set to invisible (). You can display an invisible iView by right-clicking it and choosing Add iView to Page.

    · Portal Content: Opens to display all the content assigned to you, allowing you to add other iViews and pages to the present page.




    1. From your portal content, click the page you want to personalize.

    2. From the page title bar, click the Options icon and from the drop-down menu choose Personalize. The Personalize Page dialog of the page in focus opens in the default Page Layout view.

    3. Follow the appropriate procedure as described in Personalizing Options, below.

    4. Save your settings.

    5. Click Refresh and then, optionally, click Preview to view your changes in the portal work environment.

    Personalization Options

    You can perform any of the following operations to personalize your portal pages:

    Select a new layout:


    From the Show Layout drop-down list, choose your preferred layout.

    Layouts provided with the portal



    1 Column (Full Width)

    2 Columns (Equal Width)

    2 Columns (Narrow:Wide)

    2 Columns (Wide:Narrow)

    3 Columns (Narrow:Wide:Narrow)

    T-Layout (Top – Full Width; Bottom – 2 Equal Width)

    T-Layout (Top – Full Width; Bottom – Narrow:Wide)

    T-Layout (Top – Full Width; Bottom – Wide:Narrow)

    Double-T (Top/Bottom – Full Width; Middle – 2 Equal Width)

    · One item in the list means that the administrator assigned only the default layout when creating the page.

    · If the new layout you select consists of more than one column, all the page content is automatically displayed in the first column. You can then arrange the content as you wish.

    Repositioning iViews:


    1. Specify the column in which you want to display an iView by doing the following:

    a. Select the iView you want to reposition.

    b. From the Move to Container drop-down list, choose the target column.

    c. Click Move.

    IE users:

    If working in Microsoft Internet Explorer, you can also change the column assignments by dragging the iView you want to reposition to the desired column.

    2. Specify the position of an iView within its column by doing the following:


    a. Select the iView you want to reposition.

    b. Click Up or Down to position the iView accordingly.

    IE users:

    If working in Microsoft Internet Explorer, you can also arrange the order of iViews by dragging them to the desired position in the column, as indicated by a red bar.

    Adding iViews/pages:

    The navigation panel displays a list of all content assigned to you.

    · To add an iView or page to the page you are personalizing, right-click the item and choose Add iView / Page to Page.

    · It is possible to add the same iView multiple times to a page by repeating the Add iView to Page operation.

    · When you add a page to a page, it inserts as an iView, into the first column, and displays according to its own layout. Therefore, if you add a page that has a two-column layout, with iViews in both columns, that page fits into the first column of the page you are personalizing, and displays its two columns, but on a smaller scale.

    · If you want to reposition the page you added, you must move the entire page; you cannot move its individual elements.

    Searching for content to add

    The Search tab of the navigation panel contains a tool that searches the Portal Catalog for an iView or page that you may want to add to a page.

    For example, you may not be familiar with all the content that you have received, but you are interested in having an iView that accesses the World News site. You can enter World News in the search field to see if such an iView comes up and if you can add it to your page.

    To find content and add it to your page:



    1. Click the Search tab.

    2. From the Search In drop-down list, select either Entire Portal Catalog or Selected Folder to focus your search.

    3. Choose if you want to search according to the Name, ID, or Description property of an object.

    4. In Search String, enter a keyword, and click Search. The entries are case-sensitive.

    5. In the search results pane, right-click the item you want to add to the page and choose Add iView to Page.

    Removing iViews/pages from a page:

    When you delete an object from a page by clicking Remove, you do not delete it from your assigned content. It remains visible under the Personalized Page node of the navigation panel and can be reinstated on the page at any time.

    This icon indicates a mandatory iView, which cannot be removed from the page during personalization.

    Reverting to default settings

    Use the Restore Defaults button to reset the content and layout of the page to the default settings defined by the content administrator.



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