This title presents the features of Oracle Portal, the next generation release of Oracle WebDB, in a one-volume tutorial and reference. It covers both the browser and server-side components of Oracle Portal and all the major functional areas of the product. This includes: database browsing; application development; user management; component management; performance monitoring; and the all new portal and portlet building features. All the required tables and code for a feature-rich Oracle application are here. Complete with management and monitoring functions, presented piece by piece as the reader progresses through the text. The CD includes a sample Oracle database and additional code examples. Oracle Portal is a tool that runs entirely in a standard browser and it greatly simplifies the task of building and managing Web based Oracle applications. Its functions overlap those of FrontPage and ColdFusion at the low end and Visual InterDev and NetObjects at the high end. Oracle Portal, however, offers a complete solution that will appeal to experienced Oracle administrators, as well as users and developers.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgments. PART I: Introduction. Chapter 1: Introducing Oracle9iAS Portal. Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring Oracle9iAS Portal. Chapter 3: Introducing the Oracle9iAS Portal Environment. Chapter 4: Using the Navigator. Chapter 5: Browsing the Database. PART II: Building a Portal. Chapter 6: Introducing Portals and Portlets. Chapter 7: Building a Portal Page. PART III: Oracle9iAS Portal Components. Chapter 8: Building Oracle9iAS Portal Reports. Chapter 9: Advanced Reporting Techniques. Chapter 10: Building Oracle9iAS Portal Forms. Chapter 11: Building Forms - Part II. Chapter 12: Building Charts. Chapter 13: Building Oracle9iAS Portal Calendars. Chapter 14: Working with Hierarchies. Chapter 15: Working with HTML. PART IV: Building Oracle9iAS Portal Applications. Chapter 16: Working with Lists--of--Values (LOVs). Chapter 17: Creating Oracle9iAS Portal Menus. Chapter 18: Building Consistency in Oracle9iAS Portal Web Sites and Applications. Chapter 19: Data Validation with Oracle9iAS Portal. Chapter 20: Using Links to Connect Oracle9iAS Portal Objects. Chapter 21: Integrating PL/SQL Logic. PART V: Building Oracle9iAS Portal Sites. Chapter 22: Using Content Areas. Chapter 23: Deploying Oracle9iAS Portal Sites. Chapter 24: Content Areas - Part II. PART VI: Administering Oracle9iAS Portal. Chapter 25: Administering Oracle9iAS Portal Components. Chapter 26: Oracle9iAS Portal Security. Chapter 27: Monitoring Oracle9iAS Portal Performance. PART VII: Advanced Techniques. Chapter 28: Creating Your Own Portlet and Provider. Chapter 29: Advanced Tips and Techniques. Appendix A: What's On the CD--ROM. Appendix B: Loading Portal Examples. Index. End--User License Agreement. CD--ROM Installation Instructions.
About the Authors Rick Greenwald is a marketing manager in the server technologies group at Oracle Corporation. He has been active in the field of data processing for over 15 years, including stints with Data General, Cognos, and Gupta. He is the author of six other books on technology and dozens of articles and analyst pieces. Jim Milbery has been involved in the software business for over 16 years and has worked for a variety of high--tech companies, including Digital Equipment Corporation, Ingres, Uniface, and Revere. He is currently a partner with the technology consulting firm Kuromaku Partners LLC, where he provides strategic consulting to a diverse group of clients. Jim lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his lovely wife, Renate, and two spoiled cats.