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Message Pattern Set
 
Description
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Information messages tell users about changes or statuses of business objects on a page or when any activity happens in the application that they may need to know about. Information messages appear only in response to a business or user interface (UI) rule being validated by application activity. Information messages do not occur in response to any action taken by users. No immediate action is required to be taken by users in response to an information message.

Information messages do not tell users how to use the page or region, unlike static instruction text which is always visible on the page.

There is no workflow activity attached to information messages. Unlike notifications, information messages must not be used as a way to communicate approvals, requests, or information in a workflow.

Empty table statuses are communicated to users using strings and not information messages.

Information messages can also appear in dialog boxes or inline. Inline messages are set using the inline attribute on the Application Development Framework (ADF) component.

Important: A page cannot contain a combination of inline or dialog box-based messages. The choice is determined at the page-level by the ADF af:messages component, which allows only one type on each page. Individual messages on the page use the af:message component.

All information message dialog boxes are modeless.

 
Pattern Set Decision Table
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Error

Warning

Information

Processing

Confirmation

Tells users that the data they entered in a field violates a business, UI, or formatting rule and explains how to correct the error.

Or

Tells users that an application error has occurred that was not due to their actions and that correcting the error will require help desk intervention.

Yes

No

No

No

No

Tells users about important consequences of a validation of a UI or business rule, or a process execution, that they must be aware of either now or later in the taskflow.

Or

Tells users about potentially dangerous or destructive consequences of their actions or the application's progress.

May include a direct question asking users to decide between alternative actions before proceeding with their tasks.

No

Yes

No

No

No

Tells users about the status or changes of a business object, a page, or the application itself that was not initiated by the users and does not require any immediate actions to be taken by them.

No
No
Yes
No
No
Tells users about the progress of an action or a process that they or the application initiated.
No
No
No
No
Yes
Tells users when an action or process that they or the application initiated has completed.
No
No
No
Yes
No
 
Pattern Sample
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Page-Level Information Message

This modeless information message dialog box appear in response to activity in the application. In this case, the information message tells users about a rule for invoices being activated by the administrator.

Other users of the page may need to know about this change, though no immediate actions are necessary for those users.

Page-level Information Message Dialog
Figure 1. Page-level information message dialog box

This inline information message on the page tells functional administrators about the status of a business object in the application. The administrators do not need to take any immediate action. When employees create life events, or when these events are processed, an information message informs administrators of the change.

Page-level Inline Information Message
Figure 2. Page-level inline information message

This inline information message tells users about an update in business rules in the application. The users do not need to take any actions in response.

Page-level Inline Information Message
Figure 3. Page-level inline information message

Components Required

Required Screen Elements for Information Messages
Component Type Required Components Customizable or Extendable Components
Message Icon Button

Information qualifier

info_status.png The information icon button precedes the message title. NA
Message Title Use this wording: Information  
Message Region

The message content contains text taken from the Message Text component. Use this format: <Information message text.>

NA
Dialog Box Buttons

Close icon button: Clicking this icon closes the dialog box.

OK: Clicking this button closes the dialog box.

NA
ADF Component af:messages NA
 
Display Options For Information Messages
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Error

Warning

Information

Processing

Confirmation

Component

Yes
Yes (without a question)
Yes
No
No
List
Yes
Yes (without a question)
Yes
No
No
Page
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Design Considerations
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  • Follow Applications Process Model (APM) collaborative design and implementation process for messages. Messages designed outside this process are not supported by Oracle Fusion Applications User Experience.
  • See the Oracle Fusion Message Usage Guideline for guidance about when to use dialog boxes or inline messages and about validation across different components.
 
Related Guidelines
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Messaging Usage Guideline Guidelines for messages usage based on the Rich Client User Experience (RCUX) designs
Oracle Fusion Message Usage Guideline Guideline about validation across different components in the Oracle Fusion Application's user interface that explains when to use dialog boxes or inline messages
Secondary Windows Guideline Guidelines for the secondary window component
 
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