E-PORTAL: Navigation Collection Pagelet Fails to Link to Homepage Tab

(Doc ID 1987708.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 02, 2017

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.54 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 8.54.05 version, Portal Technology

When creating a pagelet of type navigation collection the URL produced by PT is missing the content type homepage (/h/) when linking the Portal DEFAULT tab. This results in an error message when the pagelet is rendered. When testing the content reference link from inside the portal registry the link url is valid.

ERROR
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Invalid URL - unknown Content Type or no Content Type found in URL


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1) Create a Navigation Collection
  a) People tools > Portal > Portal Utilities > Navigation Collections
  b) Add Link to Root > Portal Objects > Homepage > tabs > My Page. (or use DEFAULT)
  c) Save Navigation Collection
2) Create a pagelet
  a) People Tools > Portal > Pagelet Wizard > Pagelet Wizard
  b) Step 1 "any title"
  c) Step 2 type navigation collection select the collection created in 1
  d) Step 3 and 4 leave defaults
  e) Step 5 Error will appear when the My Page link is clicked in the pagelet.

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot add a link to a homepage CREF in a Navigation Collection.

Cause

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