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Portal SP9: Content Administration

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

The content administration tools in the portal have undergone two major changes:

  • The “Search & Replace” Wizard is now easier to use.
  • The URL iView now contains additional settings for specifying a URL.

“Search & Replace” Wizard

The “Search & Replace” Wizard, which is located under Content Administrator –> Multiple Property Replacement, enables you to modify in a single action the properties of several objects, without having to open the editor for each object.

For example, you may have a number of iViews in a folder that point to a back-end system via the system alias “system1”. Now you want to change the alias to “mySystem”. Without the “Search & Replace” Wizard, you would have to open the editor for each iView and change each property one by one.

With the “Search & Replace” Wizard, you can select the folder in which the iViews are located, specify that you want to modify the “System Alias” property, and then specify the new system alias.

In previous versions, you could only specify a property value to be replaced. That meant, if that value appeared in several properties of an object, all the properties were changed. Now you can specify the property ID of the property whose value you want to replace, and only that property is modified.


Another change is that you now specify a folder or object, and only the objects in the folder or object are affected, not the folder or object itself. For example, if you choose a page, only the iViews in the page are affected, and not the page itself.

URL iViews

With a URL iView, you can now specify a named anchor in the URL. The iView displays the page scrolled down to the specified anchor tag.

If are using the capture feature to display only a table from within a Web page, you can now specify the number of rows in the table to display. If the table contains more rows, the iView displays scrollbars so that you can scroll and view the additional rows.


Any special characters that you enter for parameter names or values are now properly encoded to ASCII at runtime when fetching the Web page. For example, when you specify a parameter name or value with a space in it, you don’t need to convert the space to %20.

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