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Add columns to OmniPortlet

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I had some questions about the limitation to 5 columns of the OmniPortlet tabular layout. Here is a tip to add more columns to this layout:

  1. backup the current OmniPortlet provider.xml /OC4J_HOME/applications/portalTools/omniPortlet/WEB-INF/providers/omniPortlet

  2. You can now open the file, and look for the tag <dataField

  1. You can add new fields, by copying the existing <dataField> tag and change the value of the <name> and <displayName>
<dataField class="oracle.webdb.reformlet.definition.DataFieldDefinition"><name>Field6</name><displayName>Column6</displayName><description>Field6</description><text>##column##</text>
<alignment>left</alignment><displayAs>hidden</displayAs><type>linebreak</type><font>Arial.3.Plain.None</font>
<color>#000000</color><style>none</style><styleType>custom</styleType></dataField>

The same logic could be used to add parameters or events to the OmniPortlet.