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Portal SP9: Portal Content Studio

The following is one in a series of weblogs on new features in SAP Enterprise Portal 6.0 SP9.

A couple of enhancements have been made to the Portal Content Studio — the administration part of the portal that lets you create and manipulate portal content — to make it easier when you are working with content editors.

Property Editor

The Property Editor (shown below) now includes two new icons at the top — a small triangle icon to the left and context-sensitive menu icon (image) to the right.


The Property Editor can be hidden to make it easier to work with the current editor. For example, let’s say you’re working with the Page Editor and you don’t need to adjust any properties and you want more space to work with the iViews to be displayed in the page. You can hide the Property Editor on the right side …


… and display only the Page Content or Page Layout views in the middle.


In addition, if there are any Property Editor commands, they are provided in a context-sensitive popup menu, which you can display by left-clicking image at the top-right of the Property Editor.

In the example below, the popup menu provides a single command, “Reset All Properties”, which sets all properties to their original, default values. Any changes to properties that were made after the object was created are lost.


Delta Link Tracer

The delta link tracer tool, formerly known as the delta link origins tool, now also displays the first-generation descendents of the current object. That is, it will show the objects that were created as delta links of the current object.

The tool now includes two views, Show Delta Link Sources and Show Delta Link Dependents.


If you are changing properties of an object, the delta link tracer now can help find those objects that will be affected by the changes (that is, the descendent objects).

As always, the delta link tracer can help you find the objects from which the current object inherits its content and properties (that is, the source object).

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      Hello Daniel,

      Though am working in EP6 SP2, your weblogs are very good to know about the new features in SP9. Definitly these articles will help me to do my work once I start working in SP9.

      Appreciate your time to share with us all the new features in SP9.

      Thanks & Regards