Some of you may have seen my wiki on Web Intelligence GUI Customization that came out with BI 4.1.
In BI 4.1 SP05 we have added onto this functionality by allowing you to do this customization on a per folder basis instead of just globally.
Customizing the interface is still done at the group level in the CMC by just right clicking on the group name and select Customization.
You will now see the following screen:
The basics for setting up the User Interface Elements, Features, and Extension are still the same as they have been. You can click the link above to view the wiki that explains the features.
The new functionality is being able to set this up on a per folder basis.
The Customization folders section contains a folder named Default Folders, which is used to define default customization.
You can choose folders for which you want to apply specific customization by clicking the Add Folder button.
You can avoid redefining the same customization for other folders by copying customization from one folder to another by using Duplicate Customization and Paste Customization options from the drop-down list. If you want to remove customization for a specific folder you can click on the Remove folder option from the drop-down list.
The following rules are used to define customizations to apply to a user:
- If the user belongs to different groups, only the customization defined to the group whose ID is lower applies. The customization defined for the other groups containing the user does not apply.
- For nested folder structure, the immediate parent folder of the document that has been added in the list of customized folders defines customizations for the document for user interface elements, features, and extensions.
- The customization defined for Default Folders apply for the documents stored in Personal Documents and Inboxes, and for documents for which the parent folder is not customized.
- The customization defined for user interface elements have priority over customization defined for features as features is only a shortcut to enable all user interface elements.
I hope this helps!
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