Introduction to BLAF Page Flows

Last Updated 04.19.02

General Description

A page flow is a combination of page templates with content that form a common flow. A page flow can also be thought of as a recipe of page templates with customizable aspects based on applications' detailed functionality needs. The following guideline describes

Guideline Attributes

Spec Version # - 3.1
Spec Contributors - Betsy Nute
UI Models - all models
Example Products - all products
Related Guidelines - Introduction to BLAF Page Templates, Introduction to BLAF Guidelines

Interaction and Usage Specifications

General Principles of Page Flows in BLAF Applications

Common Types of Page Flows in BLAF Applications

Most flows throughout BLAF can be abstracted to one of the following common flows; drilldown page flow, linear page flow, non-linear page flow, and exploratory flow. Below describes each type of flow, signifying BLAF components used in the flow, and example.

Specific Page Flows in BLAF Applications

Since common functionality and requirements exist across all products and divisions within Oracle, the BLAF guidelines prescribe flows with similar context to be the same for consistency in user experience. For example, search flows should be consistent across applications to ensure ease of use and easy transfer of training between performing functions in multiple applications.

Example of Page Flows with Common Context Across Oracle eBusiness Suite

Typical Launch Points of a Flow from within a Page

Typical Page Templates that Launch a Page Flow

  • Home Page
  • Object List Page
  • Object Template Page

  • Visual Specifications

    See list of individual flow guidelines BLAF Table of Contents

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