Tabs are grouped into a collection called a
tab set. Each tab set will contain one or more tabs. When a
tab is created, it may also be necessary to create the tab set,
much like creating a list with list entries.
There are three ways to create a tab:
Navigate to the Shared Components and click
From a page definition page, click on the
Tabs and then click on Create
On the page definition page, click the
create icon in the Tabs box
Once the tabs have been selected, the
Standard Tab creation wizard will begin.
On the first page of the Standard Tab creation, shown in
Figure 11.28, the developer can specify whether to create a new
tab and tab set or to just create a new tab in an existing tab
set. This example will create a new tab and tab set. Click
On this page, the name of the tab is specified. This
name will not appear anywhere on the page. It is just used for
The next page is where one specifies if they want to put
this new tab set into a parent tab set. Since a parent tab set
has not been created, just click Next.
On the next wizard page, a tab will be created in this
tab set. Remember, at this point there is only a container for
the tabs; the tab itself must be added. Tabs will be created
for the Easy Tab set which are Reports, Documents, and Images.
The first tab, Reports, will be entered here.
On the page show in Figure 11.31, the target for the tab
will be defined. This is the page to which the application will
branch when the tab is clicked. For this tab, the goal is to go
to page 1070.
Next, the sequence of the tab is specified. This will be
the sequence where the tab will fall in the tab set. An image
to use as the tab can also be specified. The Current image will
be displayed when the user is on the target page, which in this
case is 1070. The Non Current Image will be displayed when the
user is on another page. Image attributes are optional to apply
to the images. The sequence number will remain ten (10) since
this is the first tab in the tab set. For this example, images
will not be used for the tabs, so the labels will be used.
The next page is the familiar conditional specification
page. Here conditions for the display of this tab can be
specified. This does not affect the display of the tab set.
The next page is the confirmation page. If all looks
okay, click on Create Tab.