A lot of questions on the OTN forums are about customizing the out of the box taskflows for WebCenter. Although the documentation from Oracle is quite straight forward and complete, it lacks proper examples and use cases. It just explains the very basic concept on how to customize taskflows.
Therefore I am going to focus a little more on customizing these taskflows. This will be the first of many posts about customizing taskflows.
In this post I will describe the basic concept for customizing taskflows in a WebCenter Portal application. Later on, I will explain how to do the same thing in WebCenter Spaces.
For this post we are going to change the Content Presenter taskflow. More specific, we are going to add an Update Metadata link on the single item display of the content presenter. We will only change a specific section of the content presenter so I will explain the process on how to know where to find the files and update them.
Finding the correct file and section in the file is the most difficult part about customizing the taskflow. Therefore I will explain the process in this post.