I wanted to share with you something new that started in NetWeaver EP 7.3 SP09, 7.31 SP07 – a new WPC connection was created.
Unlike the previous connection, the new connection supports not only areas but also pages.
What does this mean? It means that you can directly connect a WPC page to a role.
With this new feature you can also use navigation properties such as:
•Default Entry for Folder
• Merge Priority
•Can be merged
• Invisible in Navigation Areas
• Number of Levels in Top-Level Navigation
• Leaf Folder
These navigation properties allow you to easily integrate WPC pages with other pages.
For example, let’s take the Sort Priority property and see how to use it with a WPC page:
You can see that the Page ID is now visible in the page properties screen. – copy it.
- Create a role or open an existing role, and click New -> Connection.
Insert the page ID as the connection target, and click OK.
This result looks like this:
Now view the properties of the connection by selecting the connection and clicking Open.
Edit the Sort Priority property and save your changes.
Now you can add more PRT or WD pages and edit their sort priority as well.
As you can see, the sorting is reflected at runtime.
This new connection object really helps to provide some of the features that were in WPC 1.0 and were missing in WPC 2.0,
and I think these new possibilities will really help users integrate WPC pages in more scenarios.
Hope you will use these new easy features.