Breadcrumbs are used to provide a trail of
links for the user. Depending on the template specified, the
breadcrumbs can be a list of links or display as a breadcrumb
path. An example of the breadcrumb menu is located at the top
of most development screens. An example is displayed in Figure
Breadcrumbs are great to use for tracing a
path to a particular screen. It will allow the user to see the
path and if necessary they can back up to any point along the
Creating a breadcrumb is very similar to
creating a list. Again, there are three ways to create a
Go to the Shared Components, select Breadcrumbs,
and click on the Create button.
From the Page Definition, click the Breadcrumbs
link under the Shared Components region.
From the Page Definition, click on the Create
button in the Breadcrumbs box under the Shared Components region
and then follow the prompts.
The first page in the Breadcrumb wizard is
shown in Figure 11.10.
1. Enter the name of
the breadcrumb menu and click the Create button.
2. This will create
the container in the Shared Components for the actual breadcrumb
entries. After creating the container as shown in Figure 11.11,
the breadcrumb entries will have to be created. In other words,
the links that the user will click on will have to be created.
From the Breadcrumb Entries screen, click the Create Breadcrumb
Entry button. The Breadcrumb Entry screen will be displayed
which is shown in Figure 11.12.
3. In the Breadcrumb
entry screen, the Page number and the Name are required.
Page: This is the page number
associated with this breadcrumb. The breadcrumb entry will
highlight when the user is presently on this page number and
navigated to it by another means. Also, the breadcrumb menu
display will compensate depending on where the page is in the
Sequence: The sequence where the
entry will appear in the menu.
Parent Bread Entry: Indicates the
parent breadcrumb of this entry.
Short Name: The text to display in
Click on Create to create the
4. In the Target section, the page or URL to branch to when
the breadcrumb entry is selected must be identified.
5. In the Conditional
Display, conditions can be specified for the entry display.