Tips for the Portal Content Studio
Big screens are great for developers/administrators, that’s for sure. While changing properties in the Portal Content Studio, there is a lot of space left for more properties. If you look at the first image, you will see there are only 10 lines of properties displayed. Working with the portal for a long time now, I couldn’t find a way to reset the table entries to let’s say 30. Searching SDN posts, help files and looking into NWA if there are PCD Generic properties to set for the property viewer. Still no luck…
Tip 1: WD Personalization
The answer to my issue is WD personalization, ctrl+right click on the table header and you can set the value from 10 to let’s say 30.
Step 1: Go to the Portal Content Studio, open a page / iview / folder or something else.
Step 2: Go to the Properties tab.
Step 3: Switch from “Basic” to “All”, to see all properties.
Step 4: You will see 10 lines now. Move your mouse to the table header area and point your mouse to an empty area on the table header (otherwise you will be customizing other fields).
Step 5: Hold down CTRL key and press the right button on your mouse. Et voila, a “User settings” / “Gebruikersinstellingen” menu will popup.
Step 6: Select “More” / “Andere gegevens” and there’s the table definition of 10 lines!
Step 7: Change it to 30 and press Ok.
Wow! That was easy. This saves me so much scrolling. But also I need to select Step 3 every time. Opening in basic mode and switch to All. Maybe we can configure that too?
Tip 2: From Basic to All by default (7.30 SP9 and 7.31 SP7 >)
In addition, you can configure the Property Editor open state to be “All” instead of “Basic” by configuring the WD application tc~pp~adm~tls~property_editor.
Nice! But Shani keeps feeding me with cool info. Let’s share the last tip!
Tip 3: Properties configuration!
Wondered why we see properties we are not interested in? Neither did I to be honest. But from 7.30 SP9 and 7.31 SP7 there are even more features for developers/administrators. You can tweak which properties you would like to see or not! WOW!
If you want to open the Property Editor and see by default a set of predefined properties based on object type, you should use the “Basic” category. To define what is shown in “Basic” attributes list we provide the “Property classification” editor.
That’s it for now. As Shani would say: Have a wonderful day!
Noël Hendrikx – SAP Portal consultant @ Peppie Portals.
Specialized in Corporate branding SAP Portal / Adobe Interactive Forms.
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