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Is there a simple example on how to create a custom tab in my Enterprise Portal?

I want to create my own tab for my own custom content, much like the PDK tab. Thanks!


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    Posted on Nov 24, 2004 at 02:24 PM


    as Noel said, you can do this administrative using the PCD, defining a workset.

    The navigation structure is created by the navigation service. The navigation service gets its node structure from navigation connectors. The PCD, for example, provides such a navigation connector to the navigation service. In PCD language, the topmost navigation nodes a derived from roles, and everything below can be created by worksets, iViews, pages etc. But you don't necessarily need to provide your navigation structure using PCD semantics. You can also write your own navigation connector. The PDK navigation (Java Development 'tab') is provided by a PDK coding example .par (, which creates the navigation nodes from an xml file (found inside the .par). In fact, the PDK navigation is the result of a merge of some 'PCD navigation' (OBN examples 'tab'/workset below 'Java Development') and the nodes of the navigation connector example.

    It depends upon your requirements if you need to write your own navigation connector or if the 'PCD way' of designing navigation is all right for you. If you need to write your own, the PDK example should be a good start.

    CAVEAT: If you write your own navigation connector, the navigation structure provided by the connector won't be editable using the admin UIs (Portal Content page), as these UIs edit the PCD content only.



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  • Posted on Nov 24, 2004 at 09:49 AM

    Hi Vu,

    Do you mean with tab a main menu item?

    This is called a workset. It will be displayed depending on roles. Have a look at this document:



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