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Compare Objects Pattern Set
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The Fixed Object pattern is appropriate for use when users need to compare a fixed set of attributes of three to four objects. Users can select the objects to compare, but they cannot manipulate or define the attributes in the comparison.
Pattern Set Decision Table
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  Fixed Objects One to Many Objects Configure Comparison Configure and Compare
Are attributes selectable? No No Yes No
What is the maximum number of objects allowed for comparing? 3-4 Unlimited 2-3 2-3
What is the maximum number of attributes allowed for selecting? NA NA Unlimited NA
Are attribute values editable? No No No Yes
Pattern Sample
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Selecting Objects for Comparison

The user selects the objects to compare by selecting the items from a list and clicking a Compare button. The Compare button should state what aspect of the objects will be compared (for example, Compare Features).

Figure 1. Selecting objects for comparison
Required Screen Elements
Component Type Mandatory Components Customizable or Extendable Components
Toolbar Compare Features button triggers the comparison using the user-defined values in the configuration table or tree table. NA
Table, Tree Table The Table or Tree Table contains the list of objects available for comparison. NA

Comparison Page

The user is directed to a page where the available attributes of the selected objects appear as columns in a table or tree table. The user can navigate back to the original page to modify the comparison by clicking the Done button or by using the breadcrumbs.

Figure 2. Viewing the available attributes
Required Screen Elements
Component Type Mandatory Components Customizable or Extendable Components
Page Title

Use this title format: Compare <Object Type>

For example: Compare OS Features

Page Buttons

Done: Returns the user to the previous page.

Related Guidelines
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Tables The principal method for displaying and interacting with data in Oracle Web applications.
Headers Guidelines relating to the use of page headers (as well as subheaders and sub-subheaders).
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