Defining a Drill-down Page

The following procedure describes how to define a drilldown page. These instructions are applicable to the third step of the Portlet Definition wizard.

Tip: The page from which the drill-to portlets are accessed is sometimes referred to as the drill-from page.

To define a drill-down page for a column:

  1. On the Set up Display Options step of the Create Portlet Definition (<Portlet Type>) page, select Drilldown to Portlet.

  2. Click Edit.

    The Edit Drilldown: <Name> dialog box appears.

  3. Click Add.

    The list of available portlet definitions appears.

  4. Select one or more portlet definitions from the list presented.

  5. Click OK.

    The portlet definition are added to the Drill-to Portlets list and the list of available portlet definitions disappears.

    Use the up- and down-pointers to rearrange the order of the drill-to portlets.

    When displayed, the drill-to portlets appear in the order your selected, in a top to bottom fashion. Narrow portlets will not be displayed side by side.in pairs with the portlet at the top of the list appearing on the left side of the first row, the next portlet appearing on the right side of that row, the third appearing on the left side of the second row, and so on. If there is only one drill-to portlet or an odd number of drill-to portlets, the single drill-to portlet spans both columns.

  6. (Optional) To change the default mapping between the current portlet definition and the drill-to portlet definition:

    1. Select a portlet definition from the Drill-to Portlets list.

    2. Click Add Data Mapping.

    3. The Add Data Mapping dialog box appears.

    4. Provide the mapping details using the information from the following table.

      Tip: The examples shown in Usage Samples include annotations that identify the data mappings used in the example.

      Field Name (*Required)

      Description

      *Map Value From

      Indicate the data to use.

      Choices include:

      • Data Source Column. Select a column. Choices are limited to the columns available in your data source.

      • Preference of Drill-From Portlet. Select the desired preference for the portlet.

      • Text. Provide an alphanumeric string up to 200 characters in length.

      *Map Value To

      Select the desired preference from the drill-to portlet.

      Choices are limited to the preference fields in the drill-to portlet.

    5. Click Add.

      The information is added to the Edit Drilldown: <Name> dialog box and the Add Data Mapping dialog box disappears.

  7. (Optional) To delete a mapping between the current portlet definition and the drill-to portlet definition:

    1. Select a portlet definition from the Drill-to Portlets list.

    2. In the Drill-To Preference Values (<Drill-to Portlet>) section, select from the following techniques:

      • Click the Delete icon next to the unwanted mapping

      • Click Delete All to remove all the mappings at one time

    Note: Occasionally it is easier to delete the existing mappings, then remap the current portlet and drill-to portlet definitions.

  8. Once the drilldown is correctly defined, click Done.

    The Edit Drilldown: <Name> dialog box disappears.

Continue with the configuration (and sharing) of your portlet as you normally would.