Configuring Siebel Open UI – Change application loading image

Configuring Siebel Open UI‘ is our next series where we will discuss how to customize application as per business requirements.

Well,

Have gone through all Siebel Open UI training articles?

If not, we would suggest you to read Open UI tutorials first and then start configuration. 

Now its time to customize Siebel Open UI application.

We will start with few easy and interesting configuration requirements. Later we will discuss actual business scenarios.

Remember,

You must follow best practices as much as possible during Siebel Open UI configuration.

So,

Lets start with a simple requirement – change the application default loading image.

Though it does not have much business impact but we have seen many customers to change default loading images.

By default Siebel Open UI loading image looks like this – Siebel open ui default loading image(spinning wheel).

We will change it to this – Siebel open ui custom loading image(running man).

Though our custom image looks like static image but actually it is an animated image 🙂

Configuring Siebel Open UI -Change application default loading image

Sounds interesting?

Lets look configuration steps.

Steps for configuring Siebel Open UI loading image:

1. Verify custom image size

2. Rename out of box loading image (loadingAjax.gif)

3. Copy custom image

4. Verify Siebel Open UI application

Step 1: Verify custom image size

Very first step is to check custom image size. Image size must be less than or equal to 32 X 32 pixels. Otherwise Siebel will display only part of the image during application load.

To resize custom image, you can use any third party tool like Microsoft Office picture Manager, Picresize .

If you are using animated image, then don’t forget to save it with .gif format.

Step 2: Rename out of box loading image (loadingAjax.gif)

Do you know that loadingAjax.gif is responsible to display spinning wheel during application load?

So, before copying the custom image, rename ‘loadingAjax.gif’ file to keep the out of box image.

To rename the file, go to IMAGES folder under ..Client\PUBLIC\enu\IMAGES (for dedicated) or ..webserver\PUBLIC\enu\images (for web client), search for the file ‘loadingAjax.gif’ and rename it.

Step 3: Copy custom image

Now copy-paste your custom image file under IMAGES folder and rename it as loadingAjax.gif.

Step 4: Verify Siebel Open UI application

Delete browser’s cookies / history and launch the application. You should see your custom loading image instead of default image.

Simple and easy, isn’t it!!

If you have changed the default loading image in Siebel HI, then you are already familiar with these steps.

We have followed almost similar approach for Open UI also.

Do you want us to discuss any business scenario in this ‘Configuring Siebel Open UI’ series? please write us.

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