In this topic you will learn how to use Drop-Down/Classic Menu Navigation.
Drop-down Menu navigation is an intuitive way of accessing data in the PeopleSoft database. Drop-down navigation consists of a hierarchy of cascading folders and/or menu choices when a user clicks on a menu option.
NOTE: Drop-down Menu is also known as Classic Menu navigation. References in this manual to Classic Menu navigation are considered synonymous with Drop-down Menu navigation.
Click the Main Menu link to access and view cascading or static submenus and component pages.
When a component is selected, the system will display the Search panel for that particular component. In this example, the Job Data Search page is displayed.
Your navigation path, also known as breadcrumbs, displays across the top of the page to inform you of your location within the system. You can navigate directly from any of these points by simply clicking on the item name.
Users now have the option of clicking the Sort Menu to arrange menu options in alphabetical order. The first click of the double black arrows will sort the item in A-Z order, the second click in Z-A order, and the third click return the items to their original order.
Cascading submenus will display when you click on the menu item name or the arrow to the right of the menu item name.
Another cascading pagelet displays a new set of submenus.
The first cascading menu pagelet displays.
Menu items with additional choices are called submenus and have an icon next to it that looks like a folder.
Pages or Screen Components are shown in the menu with an icon next to it that looks like a sheet of paper.
If you click the folder button to the left of the menu item name, a static page menu will display.
The same list of menu options will display in the static page. You will, however, be able to view and select some of the options available that would display on the next submenu without clicking on the required folder. For example, you are able to click the Job Data link without opening the Job Information folder.
The Job Data Search panel displays.
This completes Drop-Down/Classic Menu Navigation.