Notification Page Templates

Last Updated 28-Jan-2004

General Description

Notification templates are used when an application has Oracle Workflow installed. A user completes a transaction in an application that requires an action to be taken by his/her manager(s). The information regarding the transaction (i.e., purchase order, pay raise, etc.) gets fed into workflow, and a notification is produced.

The following information is provided in this guideline:

Guideline Attributes

Spec Version # - 3.1
Spec Contributors - Betsy Beier, Luke Kowalski, Mervyn Dennehy, Lisa Rinderknecht
UI Models - all Models
Example Products - all Products
Related Guidelines - Object List Templates, 1 Step Transactional Template (similar to Notification), Messaging Page Templates, Home Page Template

Interaction and Usage Specifications

General Principles of Notifications Templates

Notifications Portlet

The notifications portlet on the Oracle Portal is an aggregated view of notifications from all applications. Selecting the "Full List" link in the portlet will take the user to the Notifications List for all applications. Selecting the subject of a specific notification takes the user to a specific notification.

By default, the portlet displays a list of notifications sorted by date, with most recent at the top, but this can be configured at customer sites and personalized by individual users.

See Portal Guidelines for more information regarding details of Notifications portlet and portlet functionality.

Notifications Section on Application Home Page

Notifications Section on Application Home Page

Notifications Object List Template

The Notifications Object List Template has several differences depending on whether it is displayed:

Application-Specific Notifications List

Cross-Application Notifications List

The cross-application Notifications List page is the same as the page viewed within an application EXCEPT:

Cross-Application Notifications List

Notification Object Detail Template

Notification Object Detail Template requiring a response

Notification Object Detail Template informational

Sections of Notification Template

Page Title

The Notification page title is composed with one of the three syntaxes, depending on the content of the notification and whether it is FYI (For Your Information) or response required.

For response required notifications, use the following:

{ObjectType}{ObjectID} for {Requester} ({MainValue})


In certain cases, especially in HR applications, the notifications title may need to include a second person's name as the "MainValue". In this case, use the following alternate syntax:

{ObjectType} [ObjectID] Proposed by {Requester} ({MainValue}[, ReferenceType] [Reference ID])


For FYI notifications use the following syntax:

{ObjectType}{ObjectID} for {Requester} ({MainValue}) {Action Completed}


Note: The page title syntax for notifications is an exception to the BLAF standards, because it contains two fields separated by a preposition, which requires special handling in translation.


Breadcrumbs are required and should be composed with the following breadcrumb syntax:

{Object List}


Page Stamp

Page stamp is required if more than 1 user has access to the same notification. It should be composed with the following syntax:

Worklist for {User Name}


Contextual Information

Note: Contextual information for notifications is an exception to the BLAF standards as it does not have the separator (blue dotted line) between the data and page contents.

Application Specific Region(s)

Application Specific Region with Table

Action History

Action History

Related Applications

Related Applications




Button Order

(Note: The button order shown is an EXCEPTION to standard BLAF button order.)

(Note: This interaction flow is an EXCEPTION to the normal batch detail behavior.)

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