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Top Level Navigation: in center position and three levels?

Hi,

I have two questions concerning the top level navigation in EP 6SP 2.

  • In EP5 the horizontal position of the top level navigation was always centered. In EP 6 it is always on the left hand side of the portal. Is there a way to change this setting to a center position like in EP5? (or to the right side of the portal -- just for the fun of it?)

  • I wanted to create an additional third level in the top level navigation (so that detailed navigation would start with the fourth level). Unfortunately on help.sap.com I read that only two levels or less are supported. Is there any other way to get a third level up there? I guess the TLN is just an iview as well -- so why shouldn't it be possible to create a third level?

Thanks for any advice,

Holger.

PS. Here is the exact position on help.sap.com

http://help.sap.com/sapdocu/Netweaver/portals/ep60sp2/helpdata/en/5a/33befa45ca7f459b24d0c5d51d0749/frameset.htm

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    Posted on Aug 26, 2004 at 07:39 PM

    Hi Holger,

    I have the same necessity about the third level in the top-level navigation. Could you solve this problem?

    Thank you.

    Laiz Martins

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    Posted on Aug 27, 2004 at 01:33 AM

    Seeing as no one has replied, I will give it a go...

    To change the layout/look and feel of the TLN, you will need to go into the coresponding par/jar file. Rename it, unpack it if you can and make your changes there. Do not forget to use a new namespace as if you use the standard name, your new TLN will get overwritten with an upgrade.

    To add a thrid level to your TLN, you would do it in the same area. I have seen it done before, however it is very not standard. I have not done it personally, therefore I can not tell you how it was done.

    Cheers,

    Vic

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      hi guys,

      Go better in the css files located in the portal.

      you find every tag needed to do WHAT YOU NEED as there are thousands of predefined tags used in jsp's.

      One can achieve incredible results.

      Do not forget to back up the themes folders you use as they ll be written over during a migration / upgrade

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    Posted on Sep 23, 2004 at 12:22 PM

    Hi,

    I have a Home Tab in top level navigation, which has the least sort priority and therefore the first of all the tabs.

    My problem is that it is not coming as selected by default. Hence i am not able to see the detailed navigation under it when i log into the portal. I need to manually click on the Home Tab to view the detailed navigation. Is there a way to have Home tab selected by default whenever i log in and thereby see the detailed navigation under it.

    A quick response would be highly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Posted on Sep 23, 2004 at 12:27 PM

    EP6's "header" is much more flexible than EP5....bascially, you can make it whatever you like (I have even seen completely .NET versions), BUT SAP has made the delivered one very flexible too. Via some tag settings as mentioned you can achieve quite a lot. However, you can also edit the PAR file itself (details of HOW-TO can be found on this site) and create just about any kind of navigation/header/masthead area you like. I think a lot of folks get caught up in the idea of "how do I make what SAP delivers to work the way I want within the constraints of the SAP product" because that's the way it has been in past products (we can talk about early Workplace versions...haha) even though SAP has used the good ol "open" term before in marketting literature spread about. But now, SAP truly has made the architecture/framework VERY open....no seriously...very open this time...not kidding...open....trust them. =)

    Hope this helps.

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    Posted on Jan 25, 2005 at 10:15 AM

    Hi,

    I have the same problem with the horizontal position of the top level navigation that in EP 6.0 is on the left by default. And now, I need to change it to a center position.

    So, maybe you could have found the solution and you may help me.

    I think I have to change the value of the parameter "position" to "center" but I don´t know in which .css file I have to do it.

    Thanks,

    Susana

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    Posted on Jun 02, 2005 at 12:05 PM

    Hi,

    unfortunatly I didn't find any guide to alter the TLN (or css). The only way is to programm it for yourself. The relevant par file is called "com.sap.portal.navigation.toplevel.par.bak".

    Some notes from SAP tell you not to change the TLN or at least to be very carefull when doing so.

    Good luck

    TT

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