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Default Framework Page

The default framework page supplied with SAP NetWeaver Portal provides the navigational and structural components required to navigate and operate the portal. You can modify the default framework page or create your own framework pages to meet the requirements of your organization.

Location in Portal Catalog: Portal Content Portal Users Standard Portal Users Default Framework Page (pcd:portal_content/every_user/general/frameworkpage)


Do not modify the delta link source object of the above-mentioned framework page, which is located in a subfolder under the Content Provided by SAP folder.

For more information about the intended runtime use of the user interface components in the default portal desktop, see Portal Interface.

Headerless Default Framework Page

The headerless default framework page supplied with the portal supports the headerless navigation mode (see Headerless Navigation). It is not accessible through the Portal Catalog and has no editable properties.

For more information about navigation, see Navigation.


The default framework page supplied with SAP NetWeaver Portal is a single portal page containing default iViews and pages. These components are positioned in the framework page using default page layouts also supplied by SAP.

Pages and iViews in the Default Framework Page

The default framework page contains the following iViews and pages:

  1.  Page: Default Framework Page (

This is a portal page that contains the following iViews and pages:

  a.  iView: Masthead iView


An administrator can show or hide the links in the Masthead iView at runtime by setting the Show Link in Masthead: <Link Name> properties in the iView using the Property Editor.

If you have configured your portal to accept anonymous users, you can add the language personalization dropdown list to the masthead, by changing the property Show Dropdown List in Masthead: Language Personalization for Anonymous Users in the Masthead iView to Yes. At runtime, anonymous users can change the portal language. If the anonymous user logs in as an authenticated user, the dropdown list disappears from the masthead, and the portal appears in the language defined for that user.

  b.  iView: Tool Area


This iView is assigned to the default framework page, but is by default in a hidden state. To display it, change the property of this iView by editing it in the default framework page (see Editing Content and Layout).

For information about integrating SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search into the portal, read SAP Note 1337866.

  c.  iView: Top-Level Navigation (see Top-Level Navigation)

  d.  iView: Page Title Bar (see Page Title Bar Navigation)

  e.  Page: Desktop Innerpage (

This page contains the following iViews that comprise the navigation panel (see Navigation iViews) and the content area:

  i.  iView: Detailed Navigation ( (see Detailed Navigation)

  ii.  iView: Dynamic Navigation (see Dynamic Navigation)

  iii.  iView: Related Links (see Related Links)

  iv.  iView: Portal Favorites (see Portal Favorites iView)


The Portal Favorites iView is available only after you have installed Knowledge Management.

  v.  iView: Content Area

  vi.  iView: Collaboration Detailed Navigation (


When Collaboration is installed, the Default Framework Page includes an additional Detailed Navigation iView that enables the integration of rooms in the portal.

The following figure illustrates the relative positioning of the components in the default framework page.

This graphic is explained in the accompanying text

Layouts in the Default Framework Page

The pages and iViews in the default framework page are spatially positioned through the use of two default page layouts:

Page Layout

Assigned to Page


Framework Page Layout


Default Framework Page

Layout is a single full-width column

Navigation Panel and Content Area Layout


Desktop Innerpage

Layout is a two-column layout:

·  Navigation Panel: A narrow column on the left for the navigation panel and its iViews.

·  Work Area: A wide column on the right for the content area.