Submitting a concurrent program via selfservice can be quite cumbersome for users. It’s possible to make their day a bit better by shortening the submission procedure…..
When you submit a concurrent program from Oracle Applications Self Service module there are a lot of screens to navigate through.
- Select the program that has to be started and optionally specify an identifying name
- Fill in the nescessarry parameters
- Choose a schedule
- (Optional) choose the layout for XML publisher
- Choose who to notify upon completion
- Set Print options
- Review all settings and submit
Walking though these screens can be quite cumbersome for users. So it’s no surprise I got the question from a customer if it was possible to shorten the submission screen a bit. While looking into a solution to submit the concurrent program via a custom built OA-Framework page I discovered it’s possible to provide the seeded OA-Framework page with parameters.
These parameters control whether all or some steps are shown. In other words: it’s possible to hide a few steps, exactly the thing the customer requested. 😀
Turns out there are quite a few parameters you can specify:
Controls where the user will be sent after the request is either submitted or when the cancel button is pressed
Controls which predefined program will be called, quite handy if you want the user to submit just one specific concurrent program
The description under which the request becomes visible in the concurrent requests window
Hide the Region where the user can select a concurrent program.
When you specify this option you need to specify the concurrent program via the programApplName parameter, else you get a nice error message.
Hides the concurrent programs parameters
Hides the schedule step
Hides the who to notify upon completion step
Hides the print output step
Sets a custom title for the page.