Embedded Help Pattern Set Version 2.0.0.0Print this Page
 
 
Description
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Embedded help provides Oracle Fusion Applications users with in-context assistance in the local area of the user interface (UI). Embedded help enables users to complete their tasks and reduces errors. Remember that a well-designed interface should be easy to use without large amounts of embedded help.

 
Patterns Used to Create Embedded Help
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Static Instruction Text

Help on pages where the typical user may fail to perform a task unassisted

In-field Help Note Help on an editable field

Terminology Definition

Help that defines the meaning of a UI component

Bubble Help

Help that appears on UI components that a user selects to perform certain actions

User Assistance Popup Either brief contextual help or links to nonembedded help, or both, for a page or region
 
Pattern Set Decision Table
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Static Instruction Text

In-field Help Note

Terminology Definition

Bubble Help

User Assistance Popup

Valid UI components that use this type of help
  • Page header
  • Subheader
  • Sub-subheader
  • Standalone check box
  • Multiselect check box group
  • Single-select choice list
  • Multiselect choice list
  • Single-select list box
  • Multiselect list box
  • Text box
  • Single-select option groups
  • Items in true/false option groups
  • Items in true/false check box groups
  • Color picker
  • Date/time picker
  • Flexfield
  • LOV
  • Spin box
  • Slider
  • File upload
  • Shuttle
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Check box prompt
  • Check box group prompt
  • Single-select choice list
  • Multiselect choice list
  • Single-select list box
  • Multiselect list box
  • Text box
  • Option group prompt
  • Color picker
  • Date/time picker
  • Flexfield
  • LOV
  • Column headers
  • Spin box
  • Slider
  • File upload
  • Shuttle
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Icon button
  • Button
  • Link
  • Tab
  • Page header
  • Subheader
  • Sub-subheader
  • Tab
  • Dashboard region
Does the user need help understanding the effects of entering a value or leaving the component blank?

N

Y

N

N

N

Does the user need a detailed description of what the UI component means or does?

N

N

Y

Y

N

Does the user need help understanding what to do on a page or within a header region?

Y

N

N

N

Y

Does the user require in-depth assistance or need to explore more information?

N

N

N

N

Y

How long is the help text including spaces?

Less than or equal
to two lines
(of local area width) or 400 characters

Less than or equal to 160 characters

Less than or equal to 80 characters

Less than or equal to 80 characters

Less than or equal to 400 characters, including optional links to nonembedded help

 
Related Guidelines
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Help Framework Usage Guideline Describes ways that help appear in the Rich Client User Experience-based UI

Oracle Fusion Help UI Guideline

Guidance on which type of help to use in Oracle Fusion Applications

 
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